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January 26, 2014

Sarahbell Brown

CASEY, Ill. — Sarahbell F. Brown, 69, of Casey, passed away at 6:03 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at her home in Casey. She was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of the Rev. Donald R. Williams and Martha Lou Frazer Williams. On Sept. 15, 1973, she married Robert W. Brown in Danville.

Survivors include her loving and devoted husband of 40 years, Bob Brown of Casey; son, Dirk Minick and companion Kay Mitchell of Casey; daughter, Dalane Bradfield and husband Gordon “Rocky” of Bismark, Ill.; brothers, Donald “Fred” Williams and wife Marty of Perrysville, Ill., and Terry Powell and wife Joyce of Peru, Ill.; sisters, Rebecca E. Steidel and husband David of Danville, and Connie Trader of Lafeyette, Ind.; grandchildren, Holly Minick Heimbuecher and husband Shawn; Chad Minick and wife Becca; Benjamin Bradfield and wife Bethany, and Alexander M. Bradfield; great-grandson, Caleb Benjamin Bradfield; and nieces, nephews. and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Linda Overland; and nephew, Damian Williams.

Sarah was a retired insurance broker and co-owner of R.W. Brown Insurance Agency. She worked for B&B Commodity Futures as a commodity markets radio reporter on WKZI radio station. Sarah was a member and past president of the Casey Women’s Club. Sarah tutored with PALS (Partners in Adult Literacy) and worked in hospitals and grocery stores. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and a dear friend to many.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., in Casey, with the Revs. Dr. Penelope H. Barber and Ray Finney officiating. Burial will follow in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, in Casey. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090. To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit:

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