Carnations 6

Catherine "Katie" Brian

June 7, 1930 ~ September 3, 2022 (age 92)



Catherine “Katie”  Brian of Urbana, IL passed away on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 after a brief illness.  Katie was born on June 7th, 1930, in Champaign IL., the daughter of Emery and Catherine (Bowers) Nale. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ray Brian; her son, Scott Brian; and her beloved dog, Soo-Z.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge #2497, a past President of the Women of the Moose, and a member of the Champaign VFW Post 5520.  She loved spending time her dog Soo-Z.  A graveside inurnment will be held on Thursday, September 15th, at 11am at East Lawn Cemetery in Urbana IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Katie’s name to The Champaign County Humane Society in Urbana. Please join Katie’s family in sharing memories, photos and videos on her tribute wall at

Cremation rites have been accorded at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 710 N. Neil St Champaign, IL. 61820

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Graveside Service
September 15, 2022

11:00 AM
East Lawn Cemetery

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