Ronald D. Brown (51) of Mulberry Grove

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Published on March 12 2013 8:42 pm

Ronald D. Brown, 51 of Mulberry Grove, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Memorial Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013 at the Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church with Rev. Benjamin Potter officiating. The family will receive friends there at the Mulberry Grove First Baptist Church from 10 a.m. Friday until service time. For those who desire memorials may be made to Ron's Family at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home or at the service.

Ronald Dean Brown, the son of Forrest DeWitt Brown and Margaret Katherine Poehling Brown, was born on April 2, 1961 in Vandalia. He grew up in Mulberry Grove where he attended the Mulberry Grove Elementary School and Mulberry Grove High School. He worked for many years for Eagle Panel. He has been working at Ted's Recycling for several years.

Ron and Linda L. Harrison Simmonds were united in marriage on May 20, 1995 at the Mulberry Grove Church of Christ and have enjoyed over 17 years together. She survives as do her three children: Melissa (Jim) Watkins of Mulberry Grove, Dawn (Michael) Redfearn of Texarkana, Arkansas, David May of Texarkana, 5 grandchildren: Courtney Hudson, Tyler Bast, Kayden May, Halie Redfearn, Jamison Watkins, and one great-granddaughter Amberlyn Hudson. Ron is also survived by his four siblings: Forrest Raymond (Jeanette) Brown of Mulberry Grove, Norman Duwayne Brown of Ramsey, Nancy Katherine (Robert) Reed of Mulberry Grove, and Ron's twin brother Donald Lee Brown of Ridgeville, Indiana.

Ron was raised in the Woburn Baptist Church and attended the Mulberry Grove Church of Christ.