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Everett Brown

November 18, 1927 ~ October 21, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old


Everett Brown age 94, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.  Everett was born November 18, 1927, in Rockford, Illinois to Ross Brown, Sr. and Florence Brown.

 Everett left high school to enlist in the Navy during WWII because we wanted to “help his older brother win the war”.  After his honorably discharge at the end of the war, he worked several jobs until, once again following his brother’s lead,  he decided to be an electrician.

 In 1947, he married the love of his life, Frances Barcus, and they raised four children in Urbana and at Mattoon Lake.  It was a busy life!

 Everett was a member of the Urbana American Legion Post 71, as well as a member of IBEW as an electrician who worked on projects in central Illinois, including the Krannert Center.  He was proud of the research he accomplished in genealogy which proved that he was a 7th generation Irish-American lad and this enabled him to be accepted into the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).

 Fran preceded him in death in 2018, as well as a grandson, Steven Brown, Jr. in 2008.  He is survived by his older brother, Ross Brown, Jr. of Mountain Home, Arkansas and his older sister, Eileen Jackovich, of Mesa, Arizona.  He is also survived by his children; Steven, Sr.; Bruce, Sr.; and his wife, Karen; Michael and his wife, Jan; and daughter, Barbie Brown, as well as grandsons, Bruce Brown, Jr. and his wife, Erin, Blake Brown and his wife Ashley Sharer, and a great granddaughter, Frannie Brown and great grandson, Gage Brown.

 Private services will be held with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.  Pastor David Ashby will officiate along with military rites at the cemetery.

 Memorial contributions may be made in Everett’s memory to Urbana American Legion Post 71 or KMAR Rescue at


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