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Mabel Vey Brown, 100, of rural Peru, died peacefully at home on the evening of February 5, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica with Rev. Mark Nowakowski officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica. Visitation will be Saturday in the funeral home from 9:00 AM until time of services.
Mrs. Brown was born in Spring Valley on April 17, 1917 to Charles and Mabel (Johnston) Siemers. She married Ray W. Brown on May 2, 1936. She and Ray farmed together for many years.
Mrs. Brown loved being with her family. She enjoyed gardening, nurturing her many flower beds, mowing and tending to her yard. She enjoyed her oil painting and spending winters with Ray snowmobiling. She was an avid Chicago Cub fan.
Mabel Vey is survived by one daughter Alice Arkels of rural Peru; four grandchildren, Dan (Marla) Arkels of rural Peru, Debra (Jeff) Chaney of Bloomfield Hills, MI, Sheri (Darren) O’Brien of Lostant and Tami (Doug Goebel) Wiesbrock of Deer Park; great-grandchildren, Britnae (Johnny) Lewis, Jordan and Kylie Arkels, James, Isabella, Sam and Joey Chaney, Steffen and Cody O’Brien, Devyn and Mollie Wiesbrock; her caregiver of the past 3 ½ years Margaret; her little white companion Mitzie and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ray on October 19, 1999, son Denis Brown on November 30, 1957, son-in-law Dennis Arkels on July 6, 2004, two brothers, Robert and Donald Siemers and one sister Irma Wright.
Pallbearers will be Dan Arkels, Darren O’Brien, Mike Supan Sr. and her great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Tonica Fire and Ambulance Departments or Tonica United Methodist Church.