Kay Brown

Born: Mon., Sep. 11, 1961
Died: Tue., Jul. 2, 2019


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 13, 2019
Location: Shiloh Cemetery


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Phyllis “Kay” Brown, 57, of Barry, IL passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy after a long battle with cancer. Kay was born on September 11, 1961 in Quincy, IL to Kenneth and Lucille (Tournear) Deming. On August 17, 1984 she married Edwin Brown in the First Baptist Church of Barry and he survives.

Kay attended Quincy Senior High School and later in life attended John Wood Community College. Kay’s early years were spent working as the morning hostess at the Maid Rite on Broadway in Quincy, where she worked for 14 years. After moving to Barry she went to work for the First national Bank of Barry where she spent the next 14 years.  In 2008 Kay and Ed decided in their spare time to start a Yorkie Breeding business. Over the next nine years her business, Kay’s Adorable Yorkies, put dozens of puppies in their forever homes. She finished her career as a Service Coordinator for Addus Health Care in Quincy until health issues forced her to retire in April 2018. She also served as the Treasurer for the City of Barry from 2005 until retiring on January 1, 2019.

Kay enjoyed spending her free time planting flowers and landscaping her yard every spring and spending time with her yorkies. She also enjoyed camping and an occasional day of riding on the Harley. Mostly she loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Ed, daughters, Jenna Miller of Quincy, Il and Jamie (Steve) Blakeman of Chatham, IL. Four brothers, Gerald (Sheila) Deming of Quincy, Roger (Mindy) Deming of Quincy, Dennis (Tina) Deming and Gary Tournear of MO. One sister, Carol (Don) Cegas of Quincy and five grandchildren, Michael, Aiden and Kayleigh Blakeman of Chatham, IL and Hannah and Henry Miller of Quincy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth & Lucille Deming and her mother and father in law, Dale and Mary Brown of Barry.

As per her request, there will be no visitation and cremations rites have been accorded. Graveside services for family and friends will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Shiloh Cemetery, north west of Barry with Pastor Mike McKenzie officiating. On line condolences may be sent to nieburfh.com.  Memorials can be left to the family. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.

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Penny Snider
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear the loss of this beautiful lady! I worked with Kay at Maid Rite East for 11 1/2 years. We had some outside fun also. She always made things fun and she was loved by her customers. I talk about her often as she was a dear friend as well as coworker. May God give the family comfort at this time. Roger and Ed if there's anything I can do, please let me know.

Kirsten Hutchinson
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
I wanted to extend my condolences to Jamie and her family. I am sorry for the loss of your mother. Praying for God's comfort.

Bill Bower and Marcia
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Ed Brown and family we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Bill & Marcia

Bill And Marcia Bower
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Ed Brown we are sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Bill and Marcia

Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
Kay was the sweetest person, never ever did I see her when she was not smiling..I loved to go to the drive thru bank and talk to her, she was one heck of a mother and grama and friend...loved her dogs and people in general...Hugs and prayers to her husband Ed and her daughters and grandchildren...prayers for all and now Kay is in no pain and got her wings.....

Judy Gordy
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a pretty lady and very loved. Sending you all prayers. She will never be far away so remember her well.

Debbie Hazelrigg
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
With our deepest sympathy Ed and family. Kay was truly a person everyone liked. She will be missed by many.We are keeping all of you in our thoughts & Prayers. Wayne and Debbie Hazelrigg

Sandy Walker
   Posted Wed July 03, 2019
To All of Kay's family,
I am so very sorry to learn of your loss.
Kay was very proud of her family and her grandchildren.
Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Sue Peek
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Although I can't be there, please know that I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Erika White
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss- she was so kind and loving. She will be dearly missed ! Erika White

Kevin Streeter
   Posted Thu July 11, 2019
Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our prayers. I will always remember how happy you two were together. Kay's smile was infectious to everyone. God Bless you and your family.

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