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BLOOMINGTON - Lucile D. Brown, 97, of 20 Geneva Court, Bloomington, formerly of Normal, went to be with the Lord at 11:15 a.m. Monday (Feb. 13, 2006) at LeRoy Manor, LeRoy.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Kevin Summers officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Normal, or a charity of the donor's choice.

She was born Dec. 12, 1908 in Louisville, Ill., the daughter of Isaac and Bertha Caroline Staley Dobbs. She married Walter H. Brown on Aug. 24, 1933, in Normal. He died Jan. 13, 1997.

Survivors include two daughters, Fran McNemee, Bloomington, and Becky Aulenbacher, Washington, Mo.; one son, Bill (Evelyn) Brown, Brandon, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Julie (Norm) Meade, Heyworth; Daniel McNemee, Phoenix, Ariz.; Carol (Greg) Snodgrass, Bloomington; Barbara (Richard) Hopper, Normal; Denise (Mark) Gunner, Avon, Ind.; Derek Aulenbacher, Hazelwood, Mo.; Devin (Kelley) Brown, Valrico, Fla.; and Eric (Kim) Brown, Kelsy Brown and Leith (Shannon) Brown, all of Brandon, Fla.; one sister, Frieda Neal, Bloomington; 14 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren.

Her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Lucile and all of her sisters lived into their 90s.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Normal, where she was a former member of Charity Circle and United Methodist Women. She also was a former member of McLean County Homemakers Extension.

Mrs. Brown had earned her teaching certificate from ISNU. Mrs. Brown and her husband had traveled extensively, spending six months in Stockholm, Sweden, and also had served as tour guides in the Holy Land and the Hawaiian Islands.

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