MINERVA BROWN CROSSIN, 91, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 12:20 P.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Douglas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon, IL.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Broadway Christian Church, 1205 S. 9th St. in Mattoon, IL. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL. Rev. Greg Sexton will officiate. Burial will be in the Humboldt Cemetery. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Minerva was born on January 5, 1924 in Humboldt, IL. She was a daughter of William Foster and Vertie (Dooley) Guill. She married James L. Brown Sr. on November 8, 1947. She later married Leo A. Crossin on January 23, 1970.
Minerva is survived by son, James L. Brown and his wife Delores of Lisbon, OH, son Steven E. Brown of Mattoon, IL, daughter, Rebecca Hudson and her husband Rick of Tuscola, IL, daughter, Phyllis Thompson and her husband Mike of Mattoon, IL, son, Fred Brown and his wife Barbara of Argyle, TX, brother, Sidney Guill and his wife Mary of Mattoon, IL; nine grandchildren, Angela Canning, Andrew Brown, Matthew Brown, Reynolds Brown, Andrea Branson, Leslie McLane, Heather McLane, Mikayla Brown, Jeremy Brown and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John Guill, and sisters, Mrs. (Dewey) Mary Morris and Mrs. (Tink) Wilma Poe.
Minerva went to work at Sears Roebuck & Co in 1961 where she worked for 38 years.
Minerva was a member of the Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon, IL, the Pegtown Chapter of American Business Women’s Association. She Volunteered for Lincolnland Hospice and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
Memorials may be made to the Broadway Christian Church.