Delores Jane “Dody” Brawner

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Delores Jane “Dody” Brawner, 83, of Taylor-ville, Ill., formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1937, in Taylorville, Ill., the daughter of Robert Carl and Marcella (Holmes) Martin. On March 10, 1973, she was united in marriage to John Brawner, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Terri Wilburn; one son, Robert William Martin; one stepson, Randal Brawner; two brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include: one stepdaughter, Laura Estill and her husband Mark; three stepsons, John Brawner, and his wife Pam and Charles Brawner all of Springfield, Ill., and George Brawner and his wife Claudia of Paris, Mo.; four brothers, Charles Martin of Springfield, Ill., Everett Martin and his wife Barbara of Sugarhill, Ga., and Lonnie Martin and Rickie Martin both of Palm Desert, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 17greatgrandchildren.

She received her education in Illinois and graduated from Edinburg High School. For many years she was employed as a cashier and bookkeeper at Barney’s Furniture in Springfield, Ill. In June 1991, she moved to Shell Knob, where she enjoyed working at Rima’s Grocery Store several years and also volunteered at Thrifty Closet and Central Crossing Senior Center. She was a member of First Christian Church in Shell Knob and Eagles Auxiliary #4155.

Services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.

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