Barbara Loretta Brown

SALEM — Barbara Loretta Brown, of Salem, Illinois passed away December 9, 2020, on her 80th birthday at Odin Care Center in Odin.

Born December 9, 1940, in Iuka, Illinois, she was the daughter of Samuel A. and Virginia B. (Slater) Casner.

Following graduation from high school, she worked at Brown Shoe Co. formerly of Salem, Bettendorf-Stanford, Miss Elaine’s in Centralia, the Iuka Cafe and World Color Press formerly in Salem. She loved to quilt and was of the General Baptist faith.

She married Lee Brown in 1991, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Goff of Xenia, IL, Kim (Philip) Dial of Iuka, IL and Cindy (Vernon) Rose of Kinmundy, IL along with seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Also left to mourn her passing are her brothers Lee (Ginny) Casner of Salem, Clyde “Buck” (Alice) Casner of Iuka, and sister Bernice Winker of Freemont, Nebraska.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by an infant son Thomas Dale Sanders, a great-granddaughter Nova Dial and brother-in-law Alfred Winkler.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with burial in Palestine Cemetery, rural Iuka, IL.

Visiting hours will be from 12 p.m. until the service hour at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home in Salem, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234 entrusted with the family’s care. Due to recent health concerns, it is imperative those attending services wear masks and respect social distancing.

Memorials to honor Barbara’s memory may be made to the Palestine Cemetery, or Salem General Baptist Church, and accepted by the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at