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Christopher E. Brown April 2, 1955 - February 19, 2021

Christopher E. Brown, age 65 of Ozark, Missouri, passed away in his home Thursday, February 19, 2021. Chris was born April 2, 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. Chris graduated from East Buchanan High School in Gower, Missouri. After high school, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was stationed in New Jersey. On April 25, 1987, he married the love of his life, Ronnette Cummings and together they raised hell, enjoyed life to the fullest and raised a family together. Chris was a simple man that loved Missouri, fishing, motorcycle riding and his family and friends with all his heart.

Chris is survived by his parents, Roberta and Terry Batchelder, his loving wife, Ronnette, two sisters Teresa Strohmeyer and Sherry Van Vleck; three brothers Mike (Dee) Brown, Bob Brown and Bill brown; one son Robert Brown; three daughters, Amanda (Justin) Chandler, Rachael (William) Butrum, Michelle (Chad) Bryant; 10 grandchildren, Sterling, Lane, Ethan, Jamison, Caine, D’Mitri, Barbra, Colton, Alexandra and Zach; six great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Private graveside funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, February 26, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri with full military honors. Due to COVID requirements families are limited to 10 attendees at the committal service. A Celebration of his life will follow at:

Market House Cafe and Bakery

113 N. 2nd Street

Ozark, Mo. 65721

From: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Flowers may be delivered to:

Amanda Chandler’s home

5591 N. Brown Lane

Ozark, Mo 65721 or in lieu of flowers Chris would have loved for donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


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    Barbara Donnell says

    You were a fantastic son-in-law. Much more like a son. I will miss your calls, our cooking together with wine lol! Most of all you taking care of the love of your life my daughter, Ronnette. I will always love you Chris. Someday I will join you in heaven. Until then save a spot for me.

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    Kimberly Bockman says

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Kimberly Bockman says

    “So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.” John 16:20

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