Georgiana Brown, nee Poland, 73, of
Trenton passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2008 following a long
Funeral Services will be
Monday, December 15, 2008
at 10:00 AM at the First
United Methodist Church in
Trenton with Rev. Debbie Melzer officiating. Interment will follow
in Trenton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, December 14, 2008
from 4:00-8:00 PM and again
on Monday, December 15, 2008
from 9:00-9:45 AM at the Moss
Funeral Home in Trenton.
Georgiana was born October 21, 1935
in Prestonville, KY, a daughter of Frank and Ruth (Chapman) Poland,
who passed away when Georgiana was an infant. She then was
raised by her father and aunt, Mary Chapman. She Graduated from Carrollton
High School in Kentucky on June 4, 1953.
She was married to Robert E. Brown
of Champaign, IL on October 9, 1965. Surviving are her husband of
43 years, two sons, Stephen (Lynn) Brown of Trenton, Matthew (Genifer)
Brown of Swansea, Stephen and Lynnís children and Georgianaís
beloved grandchildren, Katelyn, Nathan, and Jacob Brown, two
sisters, Helen Virginia Witte of Cincinnati, OH, Nancy Brown of
Emporium, PA, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Barbara (Ron)
Schaede of Champaign, Bernice Adair of Urbana, Ronnie (Pat) Brown of
Libertyville and Norman (Pat) Brown of Atlanta, GA, and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, two brothers, Francis Marion Poland and John Morris Poland,
and two brothers-in-law, Wendell Brown and Charles Witte. Georgiana
leaves many loving relatives and devoted friends and neighbors, who
have been wonderful support as her illness progressed these past
years, especially Don and Ann Stalcup, Joellen Kimmle, Marge Goble,
and Dorothy Weber. The nurses at Breese Nursing Home and the RAI
Dialysis Center have been especially helpful and appreciated during
Georgianaís long illness. To know her was to love her, and this
Georgiana was a member of The First
Baptist Church, Carrollton. She and her husband lived in Carrollton,
KY, Little Rock, AR and Pittsburg, PA, before their final move to
Trenton in 1973, when they joined the First United Methodist
Church. She sang in the Choir and taught Sunday School for years.
She loved and enjoyed her family
very much. Always involved in church and school functions, even
when her health was failing, she attended the many activities of her
active and talented grandchildren. She was very proud of her two
sons, who followed in their fatherís footsteps, graduating from the
University of Illinois in Civil Engineering. A mother who lives a
rich, full life gives her children a precious gift ~ a model for
happiness and love for their children.
Georgiana was a busy homemaker and
devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. In later years, Bob and
Georgiana shared a love of flowers and gardening. When she could no
longer do the cooking, they shared the recipes
and Bob learned to cook. She was an avid reader and enjoyed watching
television game shows, but she and her friends especially were loyal
fans of the Cardinal and Illini Teams.
The love of a mother is never
exhausted, it never changes, it never tires. A motherís love
endures through all, she loved everything.
Memorials can be made to the
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation or to the United Methodist
Women and will be received at the funeral home.