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JoEllen Browning

February 6, 1954 April 5, 2019
JoEllen Browning
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Obituary for JoEllen Browning

JoEllen Browning, 65, loving wife, mother, sister and friend to many, died Friday April 5, 2019.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 PM, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 228 East Jefferson Street, Iowa City with Father Steven Witt officiating. (Please look for blue meter hoods near the church and Sunday parking will also be in effect on Jefferson Street only) Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the JoEllen Browning Memorial Fund, c/o Two Rivers Bank & Trust, 551 Westbury Dr, Iowa City 52245.

JoEllen was born February 6, 1954 in Iowa City, the daughter of Larry and Margaret (Knoedel) Wall. She was a 1972 graduate of West Branch High School and in 1976 received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa. On September 10, 1976, JoEllen married Roy Browning Jr. at St. Bridget’s Church in Nolan Settlement.

JoEllen was director of operating budgets for UI Health Care. She planned to retire in February.

JoEllen was a Eucharistic minister at the Newman Center and an avid Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs supporter. She enjoyed time spent gardening and traveling, especially on the Hawkeye cruises and family trips to Wisconsin. Most important to JoEllen was the love she had for her family.

JoEllen is survived by her husband, Roy Jr. and their children, Matthew (Brooke) Browning of Iowa City and Elizabeth (Matt) Adrianse of Des Moines; her four siblings, Pat (Denny) Corcoran of Howell, MI, Larry (Nancy) Wall Jr. of Bend, OR, Jane Wall of Waukesha, WI and Barbara (John) Gerend of Lake Villa, IL; sister-in-law, Mary Setele of Palm Beach, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

JoEllen was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws, Roy Sr. and Oleta Browning.


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Visitation

Wednesday

10

Apr

4:00 PM 4/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Apr

2:00 PM 4/11/2019 2:00:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States
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