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Melissa Brown

February 6, 1968 — December 17, 2016

Minonk-Melissa Sue Brown, 48, of Minonk, IL passed away at 10:38 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at El Paso Health Care Center.

She was born on February 6, 1968 in Pontiac, IL a daughter of Willis and Darlene Ruestman Brown.

Melissa is survived by her many siblings, Gary (Sue) Brown of Mesa, AZ; Gloria Arrington of North Pekin, IL; Willis (Monica) Brown of Minonk, IL; Patricia (Steven) Milashoski of El Paso, IL; Pamela (Craig) Dimmig of Flanagan, IL; James Brown of Minonk, IL; and Brian (Coleen) Brown of Minonk, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Melissa worked for the ADDWC in Eureka and also in McLean County.

She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Rev. Ed Sinclair will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Minonk Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Melissa Brown Memorial Fund to purchase specialty items for the residents of El Paso Health Care. Online condolences may be sent to


DEC 22. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760

Funeral Service

DEC 22. 12:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris Minonk
775 North Chestnut Street
Minonk, IL 61760-1076

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