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Linda L. Brown

May 9, 1941 — January 4, 2023

Shelbyville

Linda L. Brown

 

Linda L. Brown, 81, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at Heritage House of Shelbyville.

She was born May 9, 1941, in Indianapolis, the daughter of Joseph Bonner and Martha Oriena (Walton) Thompson.  On June 16, 1962, she married her husband of 60 years, James R. “Jim” Brown, and he survives.

In addition to Jim, Linda is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Hastings and husband, Floyd, of Shelbyville; sons, Byron “Jay” Brown and wife, Ann Elise, and Jason Eric Brown and wife, Kimberly, both of Shelbyville; brother, Dennis J. “Dee” Bonner of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Brook Ashley Hastings, Tyler Allen Combs, Trevor Jameson Combs and wife, Kyla, Chase Cooper Brown, Olivia Rachelle Brown, Brayton Michael Phelps, Hunter Nathaniel Phelps, Carson Mathew Phelps, Gage Noah Phelps, Jameson Parker Brown, Lochlan Joseph Brown and Adelyn Rose Brown; great-grandson, Hudson Jameson Combs; sister-in-law, Nancy Brown of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Steven Brown and wife, Candace, of Fort Myers, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Phillip Brown.

Linda graduated in 1959 from Shelbyville High School.

She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, where she was a youth group leader, Bible school teacher and assisted with many church dinners.

Linda was a Mary Kay sales director, for over 40 years.

She was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood and Omega Nu Tau Sorority.  Linda helped with the placement of International Exchange Students, her efforts in locating homes for these students, brought the world to Shelby County. 

Linda loved her family and cherished creating lasting memories. 

She was also a lover of animals.

A gathering of Linda’s family and friends will be held from 11 am to 1pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at the First United Methodist Church, 34 W. Washington St. in Shelbyville.

The Celebration of Linda’s life will follow at 1 pm, Wednesday, with the Revs. Colin and Heather Cress officiating.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, 46176

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church

34 W. Washington St., Shelbyville, 46176

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