Sandra Kaye Brown


Sandra Kaye Brown, age 50, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 3:22 p. m. on Friday, February 17, 2017, at her home.  She was born December 12, 1966, in Aurora, Missouri, the daughter of Willard and Venita (Neely) Benbrook.

Sandra was a 1985 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.  Sandra has worked for State Farm Insurance for 25 years and was an Agent in Joplin, Missouri, for the last 18 years.  Sandra and David have Brown’s Strawberry Farm in Miller and she was a member of the Soroptimist International and Bible Study Fellowship, in Joplin and a member the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.

On December 21, 2001, she married David Brown in Miller.

She is survived by her husband, David; three sons, Daniel Morgan and his fiancé, Alexia Wood, of Willard, Missouri, Michael Morgan and Samuel Brown, both of Miller; three grandchildren, Audrey Morgan, Anastazia Wood and Seth Rogers; her mother, Venita Benbrook of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Ronald Benbrook, of Mt Vernon, Larry Benbrook and his wife, Shari, of Pennsboro, Missouri and Lynn Benbrook of Mt. Vernon; two sisters, Irma Grubaugh of Mt. Vernon and Joyce Towe of Billings and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and co-workers.

Her father, Willard, preceded her in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.  Burial will follow at the Shiloh Cemetery, northeast of Miller.  Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.





Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

510 E. Cherry St., Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712

  Funeral Service

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

First Baptist Church, 602 S. Hickory, Mt. Vernon, MO.


Burial will follow the service at the Shiloh Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery,430 RT. WW, Everton, MO.

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Connie Stemmons

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. Sandra was a lovely person who will be missed by many. Her sweet smile at the strawberry patch was always a welcome sight.

Connie Stemmons and Family

 Posted February 26, 2017 - 6:42pm
Mike and Roberta Nehring

David, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. We would have come to funeral but didn't hear about it in time. Our hearts are saddened for your loss. Let us know if we can help in any way. Love you, Mike and Roberta Nehring

 Posted February 26, 2017 - 4:45pm
Ailce Taft

I was so sad to hear this. I was just getting to know her in Soroptimist, since I'm a fairly new member. She always had some great and funny stories to tell. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this kind woman.

 Posted February 22, 2017 - 11:27pm
Shannon Neely

David and Family,
Sandra will be greatly missed...she was always so kind and considerate of everyone she met. I am so glad you and Sandra found each other as you both complimented each other. David, everyone that I know has always loved you and cared for you, you are just as kind and my prayers are being sent for you and family.

 Posted February 22, 2017 - 12:10pm
Lana Moore

I am so very sorry to hear of Sandra's passing! I wish I had seen this earlier! You all are in our prayers!

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 11:06pm
John and Peggy (Carter) Zamouski

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Sandra was always so sweet and had such a great smile. She had a positive impact on so many people. Prayers for your family

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 8:36pm
Shawn K. Obermann

So sorry for you loss David and family. Sandra was a very loving person and a wonderful classmate to me.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 7:47pm
Stephanie (Richter) Moser

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Sandra. She was one of the sweetest, most caring people I have ever been lucky enough to know, and to work with many years ago. My thoughts and sympathy are with all of her family.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 7:28pm
Justin Cummings

When my house burned down 2/14/14 Sandra helped so much. She came out to the hotel at ten o'clock and brought stuffed animals and cupcakes for the kids. She was way more than just an insurance agent--She was a friend! She was an incredible person. Truly amazing in every way. Sandra will be missed for sure. I'm very saddened and sorry for her family and friends.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 6:59pm
Judi Russell

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 6:12pm
Wayne and Shirley Harris

David so sorry for your loss.. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 3:57pm
Rick & Debbie Bosworth

There are no words that can express our deepest heartfelt sorrow for your family and all Sandra's friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 3:33pm
Mary Jane Wallen

Sandra had a smile that lit up the room. She will be missed at the MVHS Class of 1985 reunions. You and your family are in my prayers.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 3:19pm
Cheryl Grooms

To the Brown family we are so sorry for your loss Sandra was our insurance agent for the last 18 yrs I always enjoy ed visiting with her when I went into the office Sandra was so kind your family is in our thoughts and prayers

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 2:24pm
Marti Jones

I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Sandra fondly. I am sorry that I won't be able to visit this evening nor attend the services tomorrow. Prayers for all.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 2:22pm
Lee Lopez

So sorry for your loss. May God bring you peace.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 2:11pm
Traci Kessler

I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the heart ache I feel for you and the boys. Sandra was a kind, sweet and generous person. She was one of the best bosses I every had and for that I am grateful. I will miss her sweet smile and contagious laugh. May God bless you with peace and comfort during these difficult times. Love and prayers to you and the family.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 12:21pm
Sherry (Arthur) Curtis

There are no words to express the heartfelt sympathy that is felt for you and your family during this difficult time. Many thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 10:38am
Kale Nelson

Words cannot express my heartfelt sorrow for your family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this time of loss.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 9:46am
Marcia Benbrook Robinson

I was so saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. My prayers go out to the whole family.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 9:31am
Rick Kutz

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sandra was a very special person and special member of the Class of 1985.

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 7:40am
sherry ash

So so sorry for your loss. Sandra was such a gracious Lady. I was her neighbor when you and she were dating. I'll miss her. Venita, Irma, Joyce , daniel, Michael, Samuel, she was a great lady and my life was blessed having known her

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 6:34am
Jennafer Johnson

She will be greatly missed. No words to express my sadness for your family. My prayers for peace and comfort for you during this very difficult time.
Jennafer Johnson

 Posted February 21, 2017 - 2:07am
Kathy Norris

May God be with your entire family at this very sad time. Sandra was a beautiful, caring spirit. She was a great friend and a blessing to have as a fellow member of Soroptimist International of Joplin. She is gone way too soon and will be terribly missed. May God bring you comfort and beautiful memories.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 11:47pm
Bob and Linda Bartelsmeyer

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown family during his difficult time. May God Bless.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 11:05pm
Wilma Snyder

Sympathy to the family. Praying for strength to see you through the days ahead. Memories will bring you peace; she will not be forgotten. God Bless You.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 9:53pm
Regina Muse

So sorry for your loss. Prayers going to the family. God bless you all

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 9:34pm
Faith Cole

Michael, I am so sorry to hear this, I am saddened by your loss. You will be in my prayers.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 8:34pm
Rhonda and Mike Ragan

My heart breaks for you and the boys. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Lean on the Lord and your friends/family to help you through this time of sadness, grief and loss.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 8:22pm
Deb Broadway

David and boys, I'm so shocked and saddened. May God bring comfort to your broken hearts. I will surely miss her sweet smile at the Strawberry hut! Always a sweet, helpful lady! God be with you all!

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 7:11pm
Betty Allen

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Sandra was one of the kindest, respectful people I have ever met, and I know she will be greatly missed. Special prayers for Samuel and David.

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 7:04pm
Donna ross

My condolences to the family, I was so saddened to hear this. I worked with Sandra when she worked for efton stokes. Prayers for you ! Donna Ross, Lebanon mo

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 4:55pm
Karen Rutledge

Dear David,
My heart is broken for all of you. No words can express my shock and sadness.
Karen Rutledge, Joplin

 Posted February 20, 2017 - 3:53pm

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