Jeffrey L. Brown, 67


Jeffrey L. Brown, 67, of Virden died on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be held at Bramley Funeral Home, located at 150 Reichert Rd. in Divernon on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Burial will be at St. Martin’s Cemetery in Farmersville with a meal for family and friends at the K.C. Hall in Farmersville.

Mr. Brown was born on April 16, 1956, to Grace E. (Irwin) and Roger L. Brown. He attended St. Isidore’s Grade School and graduated from Lincolnwood High School in 1974.

He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Constance (Benning) on March 21, 1975, and together they had two children, Zachary and Jessica (McCurdy).

A man who wore many hats throughout his life, he lived his childhood dream of being a farmer. He worked construction, at Art’s Motel and Restaurant, Cargill Flour Mill, Farmer’s Pellet Company and for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Mr. Brown enjoyed serving the community as a member of the Farmersville-Waggoner Volunteer Fire Department and was chief for 33 years. He also was a member of the Farmersville-Waggoner Ambulance, secretary for the Farmersville-Waggoner Fire Protection District and as a board member of the Soil and Water (ASCS) Conservation District.

He was a proud member of the Amateur Trap Shooting Association. Over the years both he and his wife competed in many trapshooting events including the Illinois State Shoot and the Grand American World Trapshooting Championships. He even achieved his goal of 100 straight in 2016.

In addition to his loving wife, Connie, he is survived by his son, Zachary Brown; daughter Jessica (husband John) McCurdy; granddaughter Hanna; grandsons John (J.J.) and Aaron; sisters Debbie (Larry) Lucas and Liz Brown and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Grace Brown, and his brother Mark Brown.

Memorials may be made to the Farmersville-Waggoner Volunteer Fire Department and the Farmersville-Waggoner Ambulance.