Deborah A. Brown (57) of Mattoon


Published on April 29 2013 10:08 am

Deborah A. Brown, 57, of Mattoon died at 12:33 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM – Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL with Pastor Leon Hanley officiating.  Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery in Greenup, IL.  Visitation will be held 1 hour before the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.

Deborah was born on October 4, 1955 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Paul Knifley and Naomi (Oakley) Knifley Hampton.  She married Ralph Charles Maring and he preceded her in death.  She later married Gary Brown on January 1, 1998 and he survives.  Deborah was a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed crocheting and researching her family tree.

Deborah is survived by: Husband – Gary Brown of Mattoon, IL...2 Children – Randy (Julie) Maring of Mattoon, IL and Robin (Billy, Jr.) Tipsword of Mattoon, IL...5 Brothers – Terry Hampton of Mattoon, IL, Tim Knifley of Mattoon, IL, Paul Knifley of Arkansas, Lee Knifley of Lerna, IL and Paul Knifley, Jr. of Lincoln, NB...Sister – Evelyn Murphy of Chicago, IL...and 8 Grandchildren.

Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, husband and grandson Korey Montgomery.