Louie Fay (Boner) Brown

December 20, 1945 ~ April 4, 2021 (age 75)


Louie "Fay" (Boner) Brown, 75, of Seneca, formerly of Kankakee, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Memorial services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 17 at Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home in Seneca, with Bishop Randy Dopp officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am, one hour prior to the services, at the funeral home. She will be buried in Webb Cemetery in Tunnel Hill, IL at a later date.

Fay was born December 20, 1945, in Creal Springs, IL, to Louie M. and Zula Fay (Smith) Boner. She graduated from Sandwich High School, class of 1963. She married John Flynn, and together they had two children. She then married Joseph Brown on August 12, 1992; he passed away January 21, 2004.

Fay lived in Kankakee and worked for the State of Illinois at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee for more than 25 years before her retirement. She spent many years volunteering for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bourbonnais, tracking family history for their genealogy department. In 2015, Fay moved to Seneca to be closer to her family. She enjoyed reading, bird watching, and crocheting. She was always interested in the unexplained wonders of the world. Her true joy in life was spending time and playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany (Scott) Mann of Seneca; four grandchildren, Travis and Dylan Peden, Jeremy and Nathaniel Warren; great-grandchildren, Coby, Natalie Fay, Rowyn, Goldie, and Dom; one brother, Cecil Smith; her son-in-law Tony (Cindy) Peden; her step-children, Tynetta (Darrin) Brown-Salter of Kankakee and Joseph (Solana) Brown, Jr. of MN; and many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Julie Peden in 2015; and her sisters, Dimple (Stan) Goodwin, Mary (Ivan) Tyrrell, Betty (Don) Heck, Mae (Billie) Buttrum, Joann (James) Newell, Wanda (Mike) Pena, and Julie Boner.

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