Dorothy M. Brown

  • Born: December 13, 1929
  • Died: July 5, 2018
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dorothy M. Brown, 88, of Sterling, died on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born on December 13, 1929 in Tampico to Walter and Betty (Peterson) Anderson. She married Robert Brown on January 22, 1949. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1998.

Dorothy worked for the City of Sterling for many years and was also a Pink Lady at CGH Medical Center. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling and had worked in the church library for many years. Dorothy also enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading and doing puzzles.

She is survived by her daughter, Annette (John) Lawrence of Dixon; her sons, Michael (Marcia) Brown of Tacoma, Wash., Stephen (Leslie) Brown of Gilbert, Ariz., Christopher Brown of Sterling and Daniel (Victoria) Brown of Miramar, Fla.; 2 sisters, Betty Pollock of Rock Falls and Lola (Bill) Glafka of Walnut; a brother, Marvin (Beverly) Anderson of Walnut; 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, David; her brothers, Lee, Everett, Neil and Donald Anderson; and her sisters Genevieve Wagner, Helen Miller and Hazel Brown.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 10th from 10-11 AM at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will be at 11 AM Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jeremy McLaughlin officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. A memorial has been established to the Library at Sterling First Church of the Nazarene.