Brown, Kenneth David "Dewey"

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, August 7, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Elmwood Cemetery, Lonedell, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the Down Syndrome Foundation.


Kenneth David Brown, affectionately known to most as Dewey, for thatís what he said his name was, and to some as Davey, of Lonedell, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on August 2, 2015, having reached the age of sixty-four years, eleven months and twelve days. Dewey was born in Richwoods, MO, on August 20, 1950, son of Kenneth Wendell Brown and Anna Belle Brown nee Arnold. He was blessed to have six siblings. Dewey is survived by four sisters, Anna Mae Vance and husband, Perry, of Lonedell, MO, Esther Bennett and husband, Johnny, of Redford, MO, Betty Harnish and husband, Kenneth, of Washington State and Roberta Kelly and husband, Kevin, of Farmington, MO; by one brother, Melvin Brown of Lonedell; by many nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Anna Belle Brown; by his grandparents, Edgar and Lucinda Brown, Dorsey Fletcher and Clara Arnold; by one sister, Eunice Nash; and by one infant brother.

Dewey had lived in Potosi, MO and Steelville, MO, with his mother until he was sixty-one years old. After his mother passed, he made his home with his sister, Anna Mae, in Lonedell, MO. He loved attending the Apostolic Church in Jesus Christ in Richwoods for he loved Jesus with all his heart. Dewey enjoyed playing the tambourine and singing specials at church, motioning for everyone to rise to their feet and worship the Lord. Dewey was pure and gentle and kind. He always lit up the room and the hearts of others with his smiles. You never knew what to expect from him, but you could be sure it would be original, always exactly from his heart and what was needed at that time. He loved playing whiffle ball and throw ball, riding his bike and coloring. He had a fondness for his cowboy boots and loved getting haircuts and drinking Mountain Dew. He got hugs and kisses everywhere he went for Dewey was a special kind of angel. He was his Mommaís special baby and a wonderful little brother.

A loving, gentle and pure brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly and truly missed by all his family, church family and friends, who he brought so much joy to their hearts.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2015, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Harry Gamble officiating. Interment was held in Elmwood Cemetery, Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to the Down Syndrome Foundation.