Obituary of Ronald Dean Brown

Ronald Dean Brown, Sr., age 74, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019, at his home.  He was born April 1, 1945, in Ft. Scott, the son of Robert D. Brown and Edna L. Sharpless Brown.

Ron graduated from the Hume High School and later received his BS Degree in Psychology from Pittsburg State University. He married Hazel L. Swank, on December 3, 1963, at the United Methodist Church in Hume, Missouri.

In earlier years, Ron worked for the Ft. Scott Police Department and Bruce Marble and Granite Works.  He also worked in the insurance and real estate business.

He was later called into the ministry and received a degree in Theology from St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.  Ron pastored the Methodist churches at both Devon, Kansas and Mapleton, Kansas for several years.  He was a member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also enjoyed attending family get togethers and spending time with his granddaughters.


Survivors include his wife, Hazel, of the home; a son Ronald Dean Brown, Jr. and wife, Susan, of Inman, Kansas; a daughter, Kim Cassity, and husband, Andy, of Olathe, Kansas and two granddaughters, Dr. Karsen R. Brown, DVM, of Peculiar, Missouri, and Grace Cassity, of Olathe, Kansas.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert E. Brown, Jr. and Bernard Brown and two sisters, Wilma Baker and Audrey Beal.


Rev. Gary DeMott will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 16th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the West Liberty Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 P.M. Tuesday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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