Sisco Funeral Chapel

705 W. Meadow St., Springdale, AR

Phone: 479-751-4577

Millie Lou Brown

Springdale, AR

1927 - 2013

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Published: February 27, 2013

Millie Lou Brown, 86, of Springdale, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, peacefully and quietly at Springdale Health and Rehab with her family at her side.

She was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Glenn M. and Rachel Eicher Riggs.

She graduated from Springdale High School in 1945, where she was a cheerleader and class president. She was the 1944 Homecoming Queen. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1949 with a degree in journalism.

She had worked as a lab technician at the Welch Grape Company in Springdale prior to working in the Springdale School System, where she started as the school secretary at Washington Elementary. She later became a second-grade teacher at Jones Elementary in Springdale, retiring in 1987 after 22 years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, where she sang in the choir for many years and served in several areas.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Marion E. Brown, whom she married June 5, 1949; two sons, Mike Brown and wife, Carla of Owasso, Okla., and Glenn Brown and wife, Carol of Springdale; one daughter, Lorna Weible and husband, Mike of Magnolia, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Springdale with the Rev. Judy Van Hoose officiating. Burial will be in Bluff Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, C.J. Brown, Jeff Brown, Matt Brown, Peter Brown, Seth Brown and Nathan Pendergraft. Honorary pallbearers will be Sanford Boone, Harold Dean Hewitt, Walter Turnbow, Jay Penix, Larry Douglas and Bob Chambers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Bread of Life, 208 W. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR 72764.

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