Karen Hammon Brown
age 74, of Friedheim, Missouri, formerly of Festus, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1943 in Desloge, Missouri, the daughter of the late Jewell (nee Walker) and Roy Rentfro.
She is survived by her husband Charles Brown; sons Scott Anderson Hammon of Festus, Brian (Becky) Anderson Hammon of Festus, and Christopher (Monica) Hammon of Springfield, Missouri; daughter Holly Duncan of Glen Allen, Missouri; grandchildren Paul and Joshua Duncan, Christopher and Lexie Hammon, Chaise Hammon, Chloe and Eli Vroman; a brother David (Rosemarie) Rentfro of Hillsboro, Missouri; special aunts Shirley Walker and Bonnie Walker; extended children Nancy (Kirk) Emmendorfer of Perryville, Missouri, and Mark (Moya) Brown of Columbia, Missouri, extended grandchildren Nicole Flentge, Adam (Lacie) Flentge, Randi Emmendorfer, Kelly (Matthew) Cardenas, Jacob, Alex and Lucas Brown; extended great-grandchildren Paige and Karter Flentge, and Bailey Barnett, Charles Cardenas, and Elliot Friedrich.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by husbands C. Wayne Anderson and John W. Hammon; a brother Thomas Rentfro; father and mother-in-law George and Mildred Hammon; and a grandson Thomas Duncan.
Karen attended the Faith Presbyterian Church in Perryville, Missouri, and had been a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Festus-Crystal City, where she served as a teacher in the preschool department for 35 years, taught Bible school and served on various committees. She had a loving, caring, and fun spirit. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, her grandchildren, collecting antiques, her grandchildren, and playing cards.
Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Bruce Owens. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City, Missouri. Memorials in her memory are preferred to the American Cancer Society.