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Brown, Shirley Irene
Shirley Irene Brown, beloved wife and mother, age 81, of Mukwonago, WI, formerly of Henderson, IL, passed away peacefully December 26, 2009.

She was beloved wife of Robert and mother of Scott Brown of Middleton, WI, Kent (and Barbara) Brown of Green Bay, WI, Matthew (and Barbara) Brown of Menomonee Falls, WI, and Myles (and Mary) Brown of Pittsboro, IN. She was proud grandmother of David, Ben, Delaney, Lucas and Kendall. She was sister of Blanche Shafman of Montana, Hugh Weir of California, John Weir of Palatine, IL and Tom Weir of Aurora, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Mona Kneen Weir, brother, Lee Weir and sister, Anna Colclasure.

She went to her heavenly home after months of illness, and passed away peacefully at the East Troy Care Center, East Troy, WI where she was a resident for several months.

Shirley always knew what she wanted to be from early on. She wanted to be a nurse. She graduated from the Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in Galesburg, Illinois. Graduating as a Registered Nurse, she worked at the Garfield Park Community Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, St. Joseph's Hospital in Milwaukee and the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman, WI, where she was the Director of Nursing for many years until her retirement.

She and husband Robert were married on April 24, 1953 in Galesburg, which was also her birthday.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 PM Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Graveside service will be 10 AM Thursday at the Wataga Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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