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Janet F. Brown


Janet F. Brown, 81, of Gillespie, passed away at her residence on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023 at 12:49 pm.

She was born Nov. 9, 1941, in Brighton, to Lester Brown and Wilmeth Carr Brown.

She was a retired clerk for Walmart.

She also enjoyed camping.

She is survived by her children, Teena (Jim) Pratt Lafferty of Gillespie, Patti (Dale) Rather of Bunker Hill, Suzy Novak of Gillespie, Russell (Stephanie) Pratt III of Gillespie; grandchildren, Dakota Bunnell, Noah Robertson, Bianca Royer, Joseph Rather, Alexander Rather, Kyle Rather, Tabitha Pratt, Ricky Morris, Joseph Novak, Michael Pratt, Ciera Pratt; great-grandchildren, Gage, Talyn, Cassidy, Mason, Eli, Thea, Cameron, Kaydents, Kiylee, Letti, Denver, Keenan, Ky’rah; siblings, Mary Seiwiert of Mendota, Ruth Vincent of Wilsonville, Irene Nessl of Litchfield, Elaine Harvill of Wilsonville, John Brown of Gillespie.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Pratt, Jr; grandchildren, Troy Whitlow, Adam Rather, Brian Rather; sister, Janey; brothers, Alfred, Jack and Bob.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 1pm at the Gillespie Civic Center.

Memorials are suggested to Ronald McDonald House.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.