In memory of
Betty Jean Brown
November 5, 1927 - January 11, 2017, Betty Jean Brown, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and an inspiration to many, has lost her determined fight with cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred K. Brown. She is survived by her sons, Jeff (Susan) Crain, George (Michelle) Crain and Kent (Barbara) Brown; daughter, Janice (Bob) Gillen; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Betty graduated from the University of Alabama and enjoyed a long career in medicine as a laboratory technician at several hospitals and clinics. The last several years before retirement, she managed the Endocrinology laboratory at UAB Hospital and Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham. She enjoyed dancing, playing bridge and was very active in her community, Pell City, Cropwell and the Logan Martin Lake area. Betty's exuberant presence will be missed by all and not soon forgotten. Funeral service will be held today, January 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will follow. The family will receive today from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered to the Brown family online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home - Pell City will direct the service 2219 2nd Avenue North Pell City, AL 35125 205-338-3341
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