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May 17, 1941 - August 21, 2018
Burial Date: August 27, 2018
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney
Cemetery Fairview Cemetery
Church Church of the Annunciation
Rosary & Divine Mercy: 10-10:30 am, Monday, August 27, 2018, at Church of the Annunciation
Visitation: 10:30-11:45 am, at the church, Monday, August 27, 2018
Mass: 12:00 pm, Monday, August 27, 2018 at Church of the Annunciation, Kearney, MO
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, MO, following Mass
Richard Leroy Brown of Kearney, Missouri passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 21, 2018 at North Care Hospice in N. Kansas City, Missouri.
Rosary & Divine Mercy will be 10-10:30 am, Visitation at 10:30-11:45 am, Mass to start at 12:00 pm, Monday, August 27, 2018 at Church of the Annunciation, Kearney, MO. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, MO.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: E. Howard Porter VFW Post 5717, Kearney, MO.
Richard was born May 17, 1941, to Frank Brown and Alma Perkins at 10 Mile Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Richard was the second son; Frank Jr, Lee, Kelly and sisters Marlys and Marlene. Richard has three children: James Brown, Daren Brown and Denese Bright; and three step children: Timothy Kamman, Jessica LaFavor, and Nathan Kamman. Richard served in the Army from 1960 to 1966. He was stationed in Germany and worked in the motor pool. Richard always said that he joined the Army because he could walk better than he could fly or swim. Richard worked as a cement truck driver, at an ammunition plant and later years as a book binder. He retired in 2003 from J & L Fulfillment. Richard was a life member of the E. Howard Porter VFW POST 5717 in Kearney, Missouri. He held several offices including Commander and most recently Quarter Master. He was also bar manager for several years. While serving in that capacity he became involved in the newly formed Kearney Senior Center where he later became President of the Senior Center Board. Richard gave of himself to the community and his fellow man. He loved to see people laugh and was always the life of the party.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Alma Brown, brothers Frank Jr, Lee, and Kelly Brown, step son Nathan Kamman and a host of other relatives.
Richard is survived by his wife Renee Brown; son James Brown, granddaughters Tayler and Shiann Brown; son Daren Brown (Stephanie), grandson Caleb James Brown, granddaughter Lauren Jeanette Brown; daughter Denese Bright (Charles); 3 step grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; step son Timothy Kamman, grandsons Andrew and Joshua; step daughter Jessica LaFavor (Brian), grandson Kyle Taylor, granddaughter Cassidy Taylor; (Nathan Kamman deceased), grandsons Lee and Alex Goree, great grandson Kyland Goree; sisters: Marlys Anderson, Marlene Brown.
Richard loved life and to make people at ease and laugh; not to draw attention to himself but only to help others enjoy life. He liked to visit with friends and family. Holidays were special to him. He loved having birthday parties.