OBITUARY

Theresa "Terri" Anne Brown

November 28, 1956March 9, 2018
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Theresa Anne “Terri” Brown, 61, of Bloomington, IN was born in Evansville, IN on November 28, 1956 and passed away from complications related to ALS March 9, 2018. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

Terri graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville in 1974 and was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital as a LPN and then RN. She worked as an advocate for her patients for over 35 years at St. Mary’s in Labor and Delivery and Mother and Child Well-Care.

Terri was an avid outdoors woman, hiker, gardener, and lover of nature. She and Thom volunteered at Camp Ondessonk in the Shawnee National forest for more than two decades, and donated resources so that numerous kids could attend the camp. She loved to travel with her family and cherished time spent teaching, exploring and spending time with her grandchildren. Terri was an organic farmer and avid defender of the environment throughout her life and was an early member of the Southern Illinois Farming Network. Terri was a devoted sister, friend, and counselor for all who were blessed to have her as part of their life.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Justin Will Brown and Jordan Travis Brown; and mother, Thelma Jean Will.

Terri is survived by her husband of 42 years, Thom; son, Devin (Cara Bergschneider); grandchildren, Shawnee and Trillium; father, Ramon Will (Sylvia); brothers, Larry Will (MaryBeth), Michael Will (Jean Seak Young), Mark Will (Pam), Jeffry Will (Roseann Egidio), Greg Will (Vicki), Brian Will (Karen); and sister, Barbara Will-Henn (Matthew).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh, IN officiated by Rev. Thomas Kessler with burial in Bates Hill Cemetery in Yankeetown. Friends may visit 4-8 pm on Friday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made to Camp Ondessonk at www.ondessonk.com and the ALS Association, Indiana Chapter at http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Indiana?pg=entry&fr_id=13302.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas Brown, Husband
  • Devin Brown (Cara Bergschneider), Son
  • Ramon Will (Sylvia), Father
  • Larry Will (MaryBeth), Brother
  • Michael Will (Jean Seak Young), Brother
  • Mark Will (Pam), Brother
  • Jeffry Will (Roseann Egidio), Brother
  • Greg Will (Vicki), Brother
  • Brian Will (Karen), Brother
  • Barbara Will-Henn (Matthew), Sister
  • Terri is also survived by grandchildren, Shawnee and Trillium.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Mass of Chrisitan Burial Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Theresa "Terri" Anne Brown

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Lois Ransom

March 19, 2018

Thom & Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Theresa’s passing. She was such a kind, caring person who always had a smile on her face.
With sincere sympathy,
Billy & Lois Ransom

Joanne Garvey-Nalin

March 17, 2018

Terri's bright beautiful smile will be missed by so many. I was fortunate to have known her in high school and to have worked beside her in labor and delivery. She brightened my day every single time I saw her. I am blessed to have had her touch my life.

Ken & Mary Peak

March 16, 2018

Our Sympathy to all of the Family for the loss of Terri. Ken & Mary Peak

Jane Hackert

March 14, 2018

To Thom & family,
I used to work with Terri when she subbed in at St. Mary's Pediatric Clinic. I was the dietitian there from 2001-2005. Terri was a wonderful & caring nurse. It was always a pleasure when she was on staff.
We also discovered we attended Memorial High at the same time too.
My deepest condolances to all of you.
Jane (Stephens) Hackert, Class of '72

Barbara Wright

March 14, 2018

I remember Terri as a very loving, warm and fun mom to Devin. I know her love will live on in her family.

Charlie Jackson

March 13, 2018

To my extended family, The Wills
I can't tell you how much the loss of your sister and daughter hurts me. To Thomas and Devin, we are confident of Terri's place in heaven and claim the same for ourselves. May God's peace and grace draw you near to Him during this time. Seek His refuge and strong tower so that you may rest and celebrate the great times and memories.
Susanne, and Charlie

Mary Evers

March 13, 2018

I remember Terri’s kind and gentle spirit at St. Mary’s OB unit. She spoke softly and quietly comforted those around her. Thank you Terri for your influence in my nursing practice.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Schmitt

March 13, 2018

Terri was one of the first teenagers that I & my husband Louis met after we moved in. She was also one of the few that I allowed to babysit my two sons. She was awesome. The boys and us loved her. She also became a very dear friend to my sister Carol when they lived in Daylight, In. Both of their oldest grew up together. Love & Gods blessing for the entire family.

Don Donovan

March 13, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Darlene Chapman

March 13, 2018

Terri was such a loving and talented nurse. She was always willing to step in and help. She will be remembered for ability to share her knowledge in a thoughtful way. Her smile and caring attitude is how I remember her. Be at Peace and free of pain.

Biography

Theresa Anne “Terri” Brown, 61, of Bloomington, IN was born in Evansville, IN on November 28, 1956 and passed away from complications related to ALS March 9, 2018. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends at the IU Hospice House in Bloomington, Indiana.

Terri graduated from Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville in 1974 and was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital as a LPN and then RN. She worked as an advocate for her patients for over 35 years at St. Mary’s in Labor and Delivery and Mother and Child Well-Care.

Terri was an avid outdoors woman, hiker, gardener, and lover of nature. She and Thom volunteered at Camp Ondessonk in the Shawnee National forest for more than two decades, and donated resources so that numerous kids could attend the camp. She loved to travel with her family and cherished time spent teaching, exploring and spending time with her grandchildren. Terri was an organic farmer and avid defender of the environment throughout her life and was an early member of the Southern Illinois Farming Network. Terri was a devoted sister, friend, and counselor for all who were blessed to have her as part of their life.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Justin Will Brown and Jordan Travis Brown; and mother, Thelma Jean Will.

Terri is survived by her husband of 42 years, Thom; son, Devin (Cara Bergschneider); grandchildren, Shawnee and Trillium; father, Ramon Will (Sylvia); brothers, Larry Will (MaryBeth), Michael Will (Jean Seak Young), Mark Will (Pam), Jeffry Will (Roseann Egidio), Greg Will (Vicki), Brian Will (Karen); and sister, Barbara Will-Henn (Matthew).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Newburgh, IN officiated by Rev. Thomas Kessler with burial in Bates Hill Cemetery in Yankeetown. Friends may visit 4-8 pm on Friday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions are made to Camp Ondessonk at www.ondessonk.com and the ALS Association, Indiana Chapter at http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Indiana?pg=entry&fr_id=13302.