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Shirley Ann Davis Brown

October 2, 1927 — February 8, 2022

Shirley Ann Davis Brown

Shirley Ann Davis Brown passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 8, 2022 at the age of 94 in Rolla, MO.  She was born October 2, 1927, to the late Clarence (CH) and Ethel Davis.  In 1949, Shirley married the love of her life, William P. Brown, who preceded her in death in 2011.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother Howard Davis.  

Shirley was blessed to have a rich and full life.  Shirley called Greenville, Illinois home but she also lived in St. Louis, MO and Rolla, MO.  She and her husband owned and operated Ben Franklin stores in both St. Louis and Rolla, MO.  In Greenville, they owned and operated the Dairy Queen and Sears store.  Shirley had many loves.  At the top of her list was family, friends, her Boston Terriers, music, playing cards (especially bridge), avid sports fan, and visiting with people.  

Shirley will be greatly missed by her surviving family which included 2 daughters Debbie (Don) Williams of Rolla, MO, and Sandy (Bob) Howard of Greenville, IL.  Grandchildren Toby (Peggy) Williams, K.C. (Luke) Curler, Abbi (Beau) Moreland of St. James.  Step-Grandchildren Stacy (Chris) Howard, Jamie Coleman, of Edwardsville, IL.  Great Grandchildren Landon, Gage, and Clay Curler.  Zeke, Zane, and Zoey Moreland.  Step-great-grandchildren, Maddie Pilkenton, Landon and Jack Coleman, niece Nancy Marine of Houston, Texas and second cousin David (Meechy) Blizzard of Oregon 

A small graveside service will be held at a later date.

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