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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Rowena Brown

  • Rowena Brown, 76 of Harrisburg, passed away 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
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  • Rowena Brown, 76 of Harrisburg, passed away 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
    She was born Jan. 30, 1938, in Harrisburg the daughter of Lucian and Lucille Wiggins Barker. She married Donnie Brown April 23, 1955, in Corinth, Miss. Rowena worked for the Saline County Tax Assessors office, volunteered at Dorrisville Baptist Church office, was a home care giver, a Red Cross volunteer where she had donated over a gallon of blood. She was a lover of animals and never met a stray dog or cat she didn’t love.
    Rowena is survived by her husband, Don; a son, Keith and Nina Brown of Harrisburg; two daughters, RaDonna and Mike Bolin and Diedre and Andy Wilkins all of Harrisburg; six grandchildren, Loren (Bill) Sanders, Cameron Brown and fiance Ashley Murphy, Jessica Bolin, Matthew Bolin, Jared (Shauna) Wiman and Jacob (Darcie) Wiman; five great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Wiman, Kylie Wiman, Aydon Wiman, Levi Bolin and Mattie Sanders.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Lucian Barker Jr.; and one sister, Regina Duke.
    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Dorrisville Baptist Church with the Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiating and burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014, at the Dorrisville Baptist Church. The J. M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.
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