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1/17/2020 9:53:00 AM
James H. Brown
May 9, 1941 - January 15, 2020
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Jim Brown, 78 of Nokomis, Illinois passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 9, 1941 in Nokomis the son of Virgil and Ila (Ishmael) Brown. He married Shirley Cochran on March 18, 1962 in Nokomis, Illinois.

Jim’s passion and life were spent as a Farmer and many of those years as a Dairy Farmer. He was a member of the Holstein Association and a supporter of the 4-H program. Jim enjoyed fishing and playing the slot machines on the numerous casino trips he and Shirley took throughout the years. And if a good country song was playing, Jim loved showing off his dance steps with his favorite partner, Shirley.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Brown of Nokomis, son: Howard (Paula) Brown of Nokomis; daughters: Ruth (Jamie) Wilks of Taylorville and Rachel Brown (companion Buck Osborn) of Hillsboro; grandchildren: Mitch and Mariah Brown, Christopher (Aimee) Longden, Revin (Ryan) Ward, Dakota Brown (Chris Cooze), and Mady Brown; great-grandchildren: Kaiden and Kolton Ward, Rylee, Allison, and Bailey Brown, and Kalyx Longden; brother: Archie (Brenda) Brown of Pana; sisters: Dorothy Kaiser of Sullivan, Delores Eddington of Irving, Lola (Frank) Karbach of Dunedin, Fla. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Ed and Don Brown, sisters: Helen Garland and Margaret McClain, brothers-in-law: Harvey Kaiser, Dean Garland, Bob Eddington, and John McClain, and sister-in-law: Dorothy Brown.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis. Funeral Service will be held Saturday immediately following the visitation starting at 3:00 P.M. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Neil Kaiser officiating. Cremation rites to follow the service.

Donations may be made to the organization of your choice.

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

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