Michelle "Mickie" Anna Brown

June 4, 1944June 6, 2018

Michelle “Mickie” Anna Brown, 74, of Dawson, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Cancer Treatment Center in Zion, IL.

She was born on June 4, 1944 in Chicago, IL. She married Charles R. Brown on October 12, 1967 in Springfield and he survives.

Mickie worked for the State Journal Register in Springfield retiring in 2006. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Buffalo, IL. She loved her flower gardens, mowing grass, and raising rheas (small South American Ostriches). She also loved watching eagles soaring in her yard.

Besides her husband Charles, she is survived by her 3 children, Tracy (husband Mike) Gilkison of Lexington, KY, Laura (husband Jeramiah Estes) Brown of Byron, GA, and Charles “Chip” Brown II of Bremerton, WA; 6 grandchildren; her sister Leslie (husband Terry) Rumbly of Palmyra, IN; her brother David Sickler of Florida; and her brother-in-law Dave Guethlein.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Helen (Thompson) Moore, and 1 sister, Kathryn “K.C.” Guethlein.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield. Per her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 3 pm at Grace Community Fellowship, 302 South St., Buffalo, IL.

Memorials may be made to Grace Community Church, Buffalo, IL.

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  • Grace Community Church


  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018

Michelle "Mickie" Anna Brown

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Jo Anna Rentschler

June 18, 2018

We want to send our deepest sympathies to the Brown family. I remember Mickie at the Dawson United Methodist Church and the tent revival they hosted one summer. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.

The Rentschlers
Marilyn, Jo Anna and Otto.

Vicki Briggs

June 14, 2018

Mickie and I were absolute best friends from the time we met at twelve years old in 6th grade in Miss Kessler's class and forever on. I remember the first day Mickie Moore came to class after the school year had already begun. She and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moore, had moved from Sherman IL to Springfield. They had moved into a house just down the street from my family's house on Converse Avenue.

Charlie and Tracy and Chip and Laura are like family to me because of my sister-like relationship with Mickie over all those decades and who was there for me at my parents' funerals in the most deeply loving and supportive way imaginable. I am so very grateful for our past together, for our having been blessed with our husbands and children as well as for each of us having our extended families.

I remember the times long ago when Mickie discovered her biological family who became indescribably dear to her. She had found her roots. How to describe the joy and validation she found when she connected with her biological mother and sisters who shared the same spirit and joie-de-vivre that was Mickie's nature.

I send all of the family my deepest gratitude and love. And my condolences for the time of deeply missing our loved one. From my experience, and from yours, we know it will pass eventually if we surrender ourselves to its ocean of waves of feeling.

We are all so very blessed on this earth that Mickie has now left.. And we will all be so blessed to reconnect with her on the other side. Including the reas and the little birds and the water beings!
I let myself feel the joy of your now being Home. Goodbye my dear friend, and I so look forward to seeing you again when I too come Home. I know you'll be there to greet me, to have good times like we had in our earthly lives. Oh so much to look forward to!

Your Sister Friend, Vicki