Janet F. Brown, 81


Janet F. Brown, 81, of Gillespie, died on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at 12:49 p.m. at her residence.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, Jan. 29, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Gillespie Civic Center. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is assisting the family.

Ms. Brown was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Brighton, to Lester and Wilmeth (Carr) Brown. She married Russell Pratt, Jr., and he preceded her in death.

She retired after serving as a clerk at Walmart. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and camping.

Ms. Brown is survived by her children, Teena (Jim) Pratt Lafferty, Suzy Novak and Russell (Stephanie) Pratt III, all of Gillespie, and Patti (Dale) Rather of Bunker Hill; grandchildren, Dakota Bunnell, Noah Robertson, Bianca Royer, Joseph Rather, Alexander Rather, Kyle Rather, Tabitha Pratt, Ricky Morris, Joseph Novak, Michael Pratt, Ciera Pratt and Adam Rather; great-grandchildren, Gage, Talyn, Cassidy, Mason, Eli, Thea, Cameron, Kaydents, Kiylee, Letti, Denver, Keenan and Ky’rah; and siblings, Mary Seiwiert of Mendota, Ruth Vincent and Elaine Harvill, both of Wilsonville, Irene Nessl of Litchfield and John Brown of Gillespie.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; grandchildren, Troy Whitlow, Adam Rather and Brian Rather; and siblings, Janey, Alfred, Jack and Bob.

Memorials may be directed to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Online condolences to the family may be left at www.kravanyafuneral.com.