Lois Brownlee

Posted 2/22/22

AMBOY — Lois Brownlee, 93, of Amboy, joined her Lord on Feb. 9, 2022.

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Lois Brownlee


AMBOY — Lois Brownlee, 93, of Amboy, joined her Lord on Feb. 9, 2022.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1928, to John and Vivian (McNaught) Ouart in Kewanee, graduating from Kewanee High School in 1946.

After marrying Dale Brownlee on May 6, 1951, they moved to a farm in Amboy, and raised five children. He preceded her in death on Oct 8, 1993.

On the farm, Lois cooked many robust meals with fresh or canned garden vegetables for the guys baling hay and helping out with farm duties, while tending to rambunctious kids. Like her mother, she sewed some fashionable clothing for the family.

Being a dispatcher and bookkeeper for Brownlee Trucking kept her busy, as well as a Mary Kay representative and member of Lee County Home Extension and Red Hat Society.

As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Amboy and then Dixon, she helped every Thursday to produce crafts for the annual Christmas Bizarre.

She had a subtle sense of humor, and wrote some funny texts. At the age of 88, she joined Facebook to follow her friends and family especially the pictures of the great-grandkids. She was an avid reader and participant of homeopathic medicine, and read current events regularly, assuring her name was not in the obituaries.

She is survived by her children: Cheryl (James) Smith, of Dixon, David (Tina) Brownlee, of Rock Falls, Barbara (Aaron) Goy, of Gulf Shores, Ala., Nancie (Brian) Dempsey, of Dixon, Steven (Cathy) Brownlee, of Amboy; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; great-granddaughter, Isabelle Jones; and three brothers, Lowell, Dale, and Glenn.

Visitation will be from 9 – 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Dixon on Saturday March 5, 2022; service to follow the visitation starting at 11 a.m. Graveside Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Dixon or Amboy EMT and Fire Department.

Arrangements by Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

Condolences can be left at www.thejonesfh.com.