Patricia “Ann” Brown, daughter of the late William and Bernice Flanery, was born on November 7, 1937 in Freeman, Missouri. Ann joined our heavenly Father peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on the evening of November 26, 2020.
Ann had a lively childhood growing up on a farm in Harrisonville, Missouri with her six siblings that remained her best friends throughout her lifetime. She is survived by her sisters, Freda Cummings and Vera “Sue” Pippen, and her brother, John Flanery. She has joined her sister Beverly Baker, and her brothers Larry and Derrel Flanery in heaven.
At the young age of 17, Ann met her husband and soul mate, Robert “Bob” Brown, and they were blessed with 66 years of true love together. Not too long after marrying on April 20, 1956, Ann and Bob bought their first house in Grandview, Missouri and started their family.
Ann is survived by Bob and her two children, Terry Brown, and Sharon Falter who adored her.
One of Ann’s favorite roles in life was being a grandmother, and she is survived by her seven grandchildren. Sharon’s girls: Carmen Bradford (Husband David), Kayla Lascano (Husband Jared), and Rebecca Falter; and Terry’s children, Caiti, Cara, Molly, and Jacob Brown, as well as her great granddaughters, Aurora (Carmen), and Kensington and Avaleigh (Kayla).
Ann’s greatest passion was her love of flowers, especially her day lilies. She grew the most beautiful flower beds, and her passion and love for this will live on across the country each spring as lilies and irises that were handpicked and dug from her garden bloom in the gardens of all her family and friends.
Ann’s hobbies included collecting rocks from all over the country, sewing, crocheting, reading, cooking and baking, being the best living room Wheel of Fortune contestant, and collecting her “pretties” from all kinds of thrift shops and garage sales through the years.
Ann retired with her husband in Archie, Missouri in 2003, fulfilling their dream of building a home on a piece of property in the country, and spent her blissful days enjoying her many flower beds.
Ann found the Lord at the age of 26 and was saved. She spent her life a devout servant, and was a member of the Belvidere Heights Baptist Church family. She was a pure example to all she crossed paths with of what a true Christian should represent. Her love for her family and our Lord rang loud and clear. Her laughter, hugs, wisdom and advice, and heartfelt gospel will remain in the hearts of all she left behind for generations to come as we continue to share stories and memories of the most precious woman and soul. She not only made our lives and the world a better place, she truly blessed it, and she will be immensely missed.
A celebration of life for Ann will be held in the spring of 2021 due to COVID 19.