Ashley Brown

Bethalto | Thursday, November 22 2012

Ashley Ann Brown, 23, went to heaven at 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Siteman Cancer Center with family and friends surrounding her with love and prayer.

She was born at Barnes Jewish Hospital on April 3, 1989, the daughter of James and Kelli Brown of Bethalto.

Ashley was a graduate of Civic Memorial High School and a dedicated organizational communication scholar at Murray State University. She was a proud sister of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and a beloved sweetheart of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Ashley saw everyday as a celebration. She loved her family and friends. She shared her creativity with those she loved and was dedicated to making every special occasion and holiday unforgettable. Her effortless style and contagious personality won over anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She touched more lives in 23 years than most could do in a lifetime.

Ashley was involved in many charitable organizations over her life. From volunteering for the Boys and Girls Club, serving as an intern for the United Way and for the past 10 years, representing Relay for Life. She dedicated her life to getting the youth involved and making a difference.

She is survived by her 2 brothers, Chris and Tanner, who she adored. She is also survived by her grandparents, Charley and Sue Hubbard of Bethalto, Bob and Carolyn Brown of East Alton. Aunts and Uncles, Jeff Scott, Deanne and Brian Pence, Glenn and Paula Hubbard, Bob and Gina Brown, Greg and Kathy Crews, Jack and LaDonna Brown, Charlie and Sara Brown and several close cousins and friends. She dearly loved her family and friends and cherished every moment spent with each one.

Her and her family’s faith in God has been a testimony of amazing strength and grace throughout her life.

The visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, November 26, 2012 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf in Bethalto. A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held at 10 am, Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Elias, Kallal, and Schaaf in Bethalto.

Memorials can be made to the Ashley Brown Hope Fund at any US Bank.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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