Paula Lynn Browning


Paula Lynn Browning, 53 of Danville, went home to be with the Lord at 5:17 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, surrounded by her family.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the funeral home, with Rev. Jay Sorrell officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Cemetery with The Last Ride escorting her to her final resting place.
Paula was born October 15, 1965, in Danville, Ill., to Marvin and Alice (Atkinson) Shutes.
She attended Danville schools, graduating in 1984, and went on to attend classes at DACC in the nursing profession. Paula worked in manufacturing at Master Guard, Presta, Thyssen Krupp, Bungee and, most recently, at Lyons as a paint line supervisor. She could often be found on her Harley riding with her friends, participating in the various poker runs and memorial rides, and she never missed the annual Ladies Ride.
Paula was a euchre fanatic, always a fun time and enjoyed a good laugh and practical jokes. She enjoyed her family, and a bonfire was a common event at the house.
Paula married Matthew Browning on August 30, 2003, at Wolfe Creek in Danville, and the two have shared nearly 16 fun years together.
She also leaves behind her three children, Lindsey (Matt) Brady, Amanda (Chris) Brady and Haley McDonald; and her seven grandchildren, Kayde, Dillon, Jonathon, Madison, Kyla, Gevin and Dylon. She will be greatly missed by her parents, Marvin and Alice; her brother, Marvin Shutes; her three sisters, Kathy (David) Ramsey, Connie (Charlie) Hudison, and Teresa (Roy) Murphy; and her mother- and father-in-law, Warren and Marilyn Browning.
Paula was selfless, always putting others before herself, and was here for a good time. Because of this, the family asks that you come as you are and all Harley riders are welcome to join in the procession.
Memorials may be made to Vermilion Valley Vineyard Church, and the family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks for Pastor Jay for his support. Messages and memories may be left on our website at, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
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Holly Nissen
Jul 18, 2019
Sorry to hear about yout mom wife daughter . I want to let you know she was a great boss to me she was a good friend to me to. We love drinking that ruby red squit together. No matter want she feeling like she came to pick me up after i had my stroke that really pick me up big time. I told her to keep fighting you will make thru this but god had other plans for that sweet woman. Have peace she in heaven with god not in pain anymore.
Ed Crawley
Jul 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss.