Vera C. Brown


Vera C. Brown, nee Heisner, 98, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, December 7, 1913, in Grand Chain, IL, died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Vera worked as a Salesperson for Sears. She was a Charter member of Saint Matthew United Methodist Church Belleville Illinois and Rob Morris Chapter 98 O.E.S. .  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband, Rollie T. Brown
  • Parents: Jacob and Anna nee Rehg Heisner
  • Brother: Russell Heisner

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Darrell G. Brown of Belleville, IL
    • June Reid of Belleville, IL
  • Brothers
    • Raymond Heisner of Indianola, IA
    • Robert (Anna Lee) Heisner of Grand Chain, IL
    • Carl (Viola) Heisner of Grand Chain, IL
  • Sisters
    • Ella Badgley of Fairfield, IL
    • Helen Hubbard of Grand Chain, IL
  • Grandchild: David Brown (Nikki Vonderheide) of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter-in-Law: Patti Brown of Collinsville, IL

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, March 5, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL and from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL.  An Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Saint Matthew United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Slone officiating.  Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Vera C. Brown:

    To June and Darrell. Aunt Vera was so good. Always happy with a smile on her face. Have so many great memories bringing Grandma and Grandpa up there. She and uncle Rollie took us on our first trip to Steak and Shake. I though we had really it the big time! Love you both and love for Aunt V.

    Robin Heisner Newcomb Grand Chain IL 62941

    June and Darrell my heart hurts for your loss but sings for Aunt Vera's new home in heaven. She was so precious and I know you will both miss her terribly. My love to you both. Linda

    Linda Hubbard Phillipsburg New Jersey 08865

    My Dear Friend--
    I feel your pain but I know your faith and strength will get you through this. My prayers are with you and all of your family.


    Judy Meyer Kissimmee Florida 34759

    June: May e extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother.

    Bill and Afton Shambro Belleville Il.

    Dear Darrell & David,
    Such a great Lady, your Ms Vera! Her kind, encouraging ways, welcoming smile, & love for The Lord & family will forever be her legacy...
    Please accept our condolences on your earthly loss, as we celebrate with you her Eternal Homegoing! The Heavenly reunion between Vera & her Beloved Rollie, in their renewed, young selves, must be quite a sight to behold, There before The Lord Jesus!!Amen & Amen.

    Ann Heileman Karasek Swansea IL 62226-1918