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Janet L. Brown

May 7, 1944 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 73)

Janet L. Brown

Age 73 of Wilmington, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 3, 2018 at Aperion Care in Wilmington, Illinois.

Born May 7, 1944 in Joliet, Illinois, Janet Leone was a daughter of Harry Glenn and Genevieve Lucille “Jean” (Muncey) Brown. She was raised in Ritchie and worked for Precision Components, Inc. (PCI) in Wilmington until retiring after 25 years of service. Janet also delivered papers for the Kankakee Daily Journal for eight years.

Janet was a member of the Wilmington Church of the Nazarene and had a great love of animals. She rescued many pets over the years, and will be remembered for her love and dedication to the care of animals, especially cats in need. Janet was also a talented artist who enjoyed drawing, especially that of portraits and landscapes, and she took pleasure in sewing dolls.

Survivors include her four siblings: Evelyn (Melvin) Fennewald of Wilmington, Robert (Sarah) Brown and Roland G. Brown, both of Ritchie and Kathleen (Max) Hoffman of Channahon; one foster brother, Ed (Sandra) Scrogham of Gardner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation and video tribute will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service, 7:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.

Inurnment will be in Wesley Cemetery at a later date, where Janet will be laid to rest next to her mother.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Janet’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,   501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (

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Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care or Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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