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Bertha "Bert" Mae Brown

June 30, 1923 — September 15, 2023


Bertha "Bert" Mae Brown


Bertha Mae "Bert" Brown, 100, of Monticello, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at I.U. Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello.

She was born on June 30, 1923 in Brookston, Indiana to Garrett and Laura E. (Brooks) Hurst.

On February 20, 1947 she married William Leroy Brown. He preceded here in death on December 16, 2000. 

Bertha Mae was a graduate of Brookston High School.  She confessed her faith in the Lord at age 10. Bertha Mae was a charter member and served as a deaconess at the First Baptist Church in Monticello. She taught Sunday School in the early days of the church and also worked in the daycare church center. Bertha Mae also enjoyed serving and cooking for many funeral dinners at the church. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, flowers and playing the organ.  In her younger years, she would baby-sit in her home. She loved and enjoyed her family and her church friends.   

She is survived by five nieces, Karen S. Finney of McHenry, IL, Norma K. (Don) Blount of Monticello, Linda D. Lindsay of Monticello, Beverly A. (David) Ludvick of Goodland and Marie A. (Stephen) Ward of Monticello; one nephew, Jerry (Linda) Hurst of Brookston; twelve great nieces and nephews; 23 great-great nieces and nephews; nine great- great- great nieces and nephews and one great- great- great- great niece. 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Edith G. Flynn; twin brother, Bernard "Boots" Hurst; niece, Cheryl Vanvoorst; great niece, Meshelle Robinson Cantu and a great nephew, Montgomery N. Robinson. 

Visitation will be Monday, September 25, 2023 from 12:00 pm until the time of funeral service celebrating Bertha Mae's life at 2:00 pm at The First Baptist Church in Monticello with Pastor Ian McMillan officiating. 

Burial will follow at the Brookston I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Brookston, Indiana. 

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church in Monticello.  Envelopes will be available at the church. 

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