Anna Kathyrn (Hamby) Brown

December 28, 1931 ~ February 8, 2022 (age 90)


Anna Kathyrn Brown, 90, of Carterville, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy, with Pastor Jerry Smith officiating. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Anna Kathyrn was born December 28, 1931, in Sturgis, Kentucky, to Herbert Charles and Flora (Kanipe) Hamby. She married Robert “Bob” Brown on June 12, 1948, in Piggott, Arkansas. They were married 68 years before he preceded her in death on October 31, 2016. 

Anna K. worked at Heckel’s in Carterville for many years, as well as Egypt Flowers in Herrin, and Universal Match and American Magnetics in Carterville; although, her greatest pride was in her family. She was a loving wife, Mom, Mamaw, and GG and will be greatly missed.  

She is survived by her son and very special daughter-in-law, Ron and Cindy Brown of Carterville; five granddaughters, Jessica Brown of St. Louis, Missouri, Danielle & Nate Brown of Chester, Illinois, Sarah Bright, Megan Brown, and Laura Brown, all of Brunswick, Georgia; nine great-grandchildren, River, Dillan, Cypress, Elodea, Parker, Maci, Andrew, Henry, and Colton; along with niece, Sandy & Paul Pagliai; nephew, Steve & Debbie Belt; and cousin, Carla & Dan Cogdill.

She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Bob; son, Charles “Bobby” Brown of Brunswick, Georgia; and her sister-in-law, Peggy & Dean Belt.  

Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. 


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Graveside Service
February 12, 2022

2:00 PM
Egyptian Memorial Gardens
Route 148
Energy, IL 62933


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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