Norma Jane Brown (82) of Neoga, formerly of Champaign


Published on February 12 2013 9:29 am

Norma Jane Brown, 82, of Neoga, formerly of Champaign died at 11:52pm Monday, February 11, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 18 at 10am at Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8pm Sunday.  Burial in Neoga Memorial Cemetery.

She was born May 4, 1930 in Pesotum, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Yingst) Bishop.  She married Jerry Brown on October 24, 1960 in Danville and he preceded her in death on August 6, 2001.  She was a housewife and a member of First Christian Church of Neoga. 

Survivors include two sons, Craig Sawyer and wife Nancy of Thomasville and Stephen Schreiber and wife Christine of Mesa, daughter, Betsy Burgess and husband Larry of grandchildren, Michele Stai, Thomas Sawyer, Jeri "Jai" Woolard, Amy Lehman, Cheri Dolney, Heather Survis and Vernon Craig Sawyer, Jr....and 21 great-grandchildren.  A special thank you to Krystal Heaton for taking very special care of her great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents...her husband...three brothers, Faye, Robert and Verne "Bud" sister, Mary Corpaney and one great-grandson, Devin Crews. 

Memorials to the American Cancer Association.  Online condolences to