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Madelyn E. Brown

May 28, 1927 January 24, 2013
Madelyn E. Brown
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FLORIDA – Madelyn E. Brown, 85, of Eustis, FL, formerly of Peoria, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Avante at Mt. Dora Nursing Home in Mt. Dora, FL.
Madelyn was born on May 28, 1927 in Peoria to Elisha and Carrie Evilyn (Black) Rakestraw. She married Glenn Brown on March 17, 1951 in Peoria. He survives.
Also surviving is her brother, Eugene Edward Rakestraw. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that were very special to her as she was to them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and one brother.
Madelyn worked in the office at Caterpillar for over 30 years until her retirement.
She and her husband were former members of the Benevolent Protection of the Order of Elks in both Peoria and Florida. They also were former member of the Triangle Boat Club near their home in Florida.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Resurrection Mausoleum Chapel. Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the chapel. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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