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Amanda Durnil

Posted on November 3, 2022

Updated on November 4, 2022

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Casey, Mar. 14, 1986 - Ill. — Oct. 31, 2022Amanda Brown Durnil, age 36, passed from this life on October 31, 2022. She was born on March 14, 1986 to Harold and Janie Brown. She was raised just south of Moonshine Store and graduated from Casey-Westfield High School, class of 2004.

Amanda was a shy, girly-girl who loved playing dress-up. She overcame her fear of public speaking and went on to represent our county as the 2007 Clark County Fair Queen. She served as an assistant pageant director for several years. Amanda was also competitive and played basketball, softball, volley ball, and ran track. One of her favorite things was target shooting with her Dad and Uncle and listening to the stories and laughter of the Brown brothers at the family hunting gatherings.

Amanda was a dog lover. She fostered many dogs and adopted most of them herself. Several family members have been coaxed into becoming dog parents due to our difficulty telling her no.

Amanda moved to Vincennes, IN for several years and felt called to serve as a foster mom. She was single and beginning to have more difficult health struggles, but she didn't let that stop her from opening her home and shining a light in the lives of several kids going through some of the most difficult challenges in their own lives.

In 2019, Amanda took on her most challenging and rewarding job with the birth of her first son, Finn Nicholas, followed in 2020 by her second son, Boady Treyson. Amanda loved being a Mommy. She persevered for her boys.

Amanda leaves behind her parents, her boys, her sister Sarah (Caleb) Towles, her nephew Jacob (Julia), her nieces Lily, Grace, Bella, and Kady, her Pitties Mace and Tammy, and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. She was proceeded in death by her grandparents Theron and Rosalie Brown and Loise Carleen Hammond and her cousin Sydney.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at Markwell Funeral Home with Caleb Towles officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery, rural Casey, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL.

Memorial donations in memory of Amanda may be made to the Finn and Boady Durnil Care Fund at Casey State Bank, PO Box 337, Casey, IL 62420.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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