Karen Sue Brown
Karen Sue Brown
  • October 28, 1944 - August 31, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Karen Sue Flickinger Brown


Karen Brown, 72 of Columbia, MO passed away Thursday, August 31, 2017, in Columbia. Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery located at 2017 Business Loop, 70 West, Columbia, MO. Karen was born on October 28, 1944 in Bloomington, Illinois to James Harrison Flickinger and Pearl Nadine Sanders Flickinger. On February 9, 1990 Karen married John Brown at the Fulton Missouri Courthouse. For 35 years Karen worked for State Farm Insurance before retiring in 2003. Karen enjoyed gardening, antiquing with her daughter, spending time at the family cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks and always enjoyed entertaining on birthdays and holidays.

Karen is survived by her husband, John Brown of Columbia, MO; children, Keith Miller (Amy) of Columbia, MO and Michelle Miller of Kingdom City; step daughters, Michelle Bates of Georgia, Susan Brown of Missouri and Stephanie Howard of Michigan; grandaughter, Elaine Miller of Columbia, MO; brother, James Harrison Flickinger, Jr. (Kay) of Monroe, Louisiana and sister, Janet K. Flickinger Duggins (John) of Red Oak, Texas; nephews, David Flickinger (Jennifer) of Monroe, Louisiana, Marcus Duggins (Amy) of Midlothian, Texas, nieces, Denise Flickinger Beach of Monroe, Louisiana and Natalie Duggins Sutton (Bobby) of Red Oak, Texas; sister-in-law Cheri Wilson (Pat) of Fulton, Missouri and many aunts and uncles.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Alzheimer's Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for the family at memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com