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Jeannine M. (Betz) Brown

December 25, 1968 ~ April 6, 2021 (age 52)


Jeannine M. Brown, 52 of Washington, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in her home following an extended illness.

She was born December 25, 1968 in West Pittston, a daughter of Mary DiCostanzo Betz of Turbotville and the late Harry R. Betz.

Jeannine was a 1986 graduate of Wyoming Area High School where she was a member of the swim team.

She had worked as a hospitality professional in the hotel service industry as a front desk receptionist.  Other employment included the restaurant industry as a waitress and cook and work in the dry-cleaning industry.

Jeannine has lived in the Pittsburgh area since 1990, residing in both Canonsburg and Washington. 

She enjoyed spending time with her beloved dogs, Maddie and Zoe, home cooking, gardening and working on home remodeling and improvement projects with her fiancé, Bill Congie.

In addition to her father, her husband of 20 years, Todd Brown died December 4, 2014. 

Surviving in addition to her mother are a sister, Diane Craven (John) of Turbotville; a brother, Bill Betz (Tressa) of Peckville; two nieces, Allison Craven and Brittni Reed; a nephew, Bryce Betz; her fiancé, Bill Congie and his three daughters, Sara, Gina and Clairissa.

Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 24, 2021 in the Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception) 605 Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston, Pa. with Monsignor John Sempa as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wyoming, Pa.


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April 10, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.
27 Cherry Ave.
Houston, PA 15342

Mass of Christian Burial
April 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Corpus Christi Parish (Immaculate Conception)
605 Luzern Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643
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