Judith "Judy" May Brown (Warren), 82, of Geneva, IL and Bigfork, MT formerly of Oak Park, IL passed away peacefully at home in Geneva, IL surrounded by family on Thursday, June 24, 2021 after a valiant 6-year battle with gallbladder cancer. Judy, the third of four children, was born on February 1st, 1939 in Melrose Park, IL to Dr. Robert Nicholas "Nick" Warren and May Bell Warren (Hansen). She was an eternal optimist sharing a lifetime of gracious and encouraging words and gestures, Judy lives on in the hearts and minds of all of those who were fortunate enough to know her. Judy is survived by her devoted husband of 61 years, James Brown, her three adoring sons Robert (Kylie) Arizona, Peter (Susan) Oregon, and Brett (Laura) Hawaii, her six wonderful grandchildren Peter (Sonia), David, Benjamin (Shaina), Alexander, Rachel, and Michelle, her adorable great grandson, Austin, her loving siblings Margaret "Peg" Schultz (Downer's Grove, IL), Carl Warren (Ridgefield, CT), and Mary Boen (Geneva, IL). Funeral services will be held at Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota, IL on Wednesday, June 30th at 11 AM Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Mendota IL, followed by a luncheon at the Mendota Civic Center. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the fundraising efforts of childhood cancer survivor, Megan Bugg, who Judy admired as a source of strength, hope, and inspiration during her own battle with cancer (https://cc-tdi.kindful.com/?campaign:1119113
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jun. 27, 2021.