Patricia Brown, 84, of Christopher passed away on August 21, 2018 at Integrity Healthcare of Marion. She was born on February 24, 1934 in Urbana, IL to Daniel and Hollie (Atterbury) Shipps. She was married to Carl Brown and he preceded her in death. She is survived by her children Teresa Lain of Marion, Jonathon Brown of Chicago, Nancy (Ralph) Loeschen of Mahomet, IL and Gerald Brown of Urbana,IL; grandchildren Daniel Brown, Jennifer Brown, Tabitha Lewis, Sally (Steve) Jamerson, Ralph Loeschen, Jason (Heather) Brown, and Charles (Angela) Loeschen. She was the past president of the Bellflower American Legion Auxiliary. She had worked at State Farm and the University of Illinois. She was also the former director of the Christopher Library and a member of the First Christian Church in Christopher. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers Sonny Shipps and Phillip Erwin. Funeral services will be on Saturday August 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Jerry Aken officiating. Visitation will be on Friday August 24, 2018 from 5:00 Pm until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Christopher Library. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.