In Memory of

James “Brent” Mustoe

May 18, 1954 - February 6, 2020


James Brent Mustoe, age 65, of Lee’s Summit MO, passed away February 6th, 2020. A memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit on February 11, 2020. Visitation will be from 10am – 11:30am and the memorial service will begin at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Mozambique Initiative at Brent’s family will have a small private graveside service in Edina MO on February 12th, 2020.

Brent was born in Edina MO on May 18th, 1954. Growing up Brent worked in the family grocery store, alongside his parents and brother. Together, they enjoyed playing football, basketball, bowling and tennis. After high school he attended Northeast Missouri State and later transferred to Asbury College where he majored in The Bible.  In 1978, he married Karen Lawton. In 1979, he graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and was later ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church. Brent served churches in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 30 years. His love for Christ and the Church was evident in his great work ethic and even greater care for the people he served.

Brent was a beloved pastor and friend and would never pass up the opportunity to tell a good story.  He enjoyed watching football, playing on church softball teams and going to the movies. In 2002, he married Mary Ann Beise and enjoyed 17 happy years of marriage together. His greatest joy in life was being with his wife, two children, and four grandchildren. He taught his family to serve the church and love God and that is his greatest legacy.

He was preceded in death by his father Launce Mustoe Sr. and Rebecca Mustoe (Stutsman).

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Mustoe, his son Adam and wife Sarah, their children Aaron and Betsy, his daughter Kelly and husband Doug Johnston and their children, James and Meradith, his brother Launce Mustoe Jr. and wife Linda, their sons Launce Mustoe the 3rd (Trae) his wife Maranda and their son, Winston, Nicholas Mustoe and his wife Megan.


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To Adam and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Although I don’t remember ever meeting him, I know he was a wonderful man. He raised you to be a loving and kind person and that in itself defines him. I know he touched many lives in his teachings and God’s love. My sincerest sympathy to your family at this very hard time. God Bless you, Patty

To Kelly, be encouraged during such a time as this. Your father left a remarkable legacy in the person that is You. Your father left an eternal legacy that is, the message of the Gospel. May you be encouraged in knowing that you house and are the embodiment of both. Your father is resting, remember that to be absent from the body is to be present with our Father. Much love


My heart is heavy, dear cousin, as I think and pray for you and your family. May the Lord continue to wrap you in His presence today and each day that lies ahead. Love you.

To Brent’s family,
I’m so very sorry to hear of Brent’s passing. Always ready with a smile I will never forget how much he helped me in my first few Missouri Annual Conferences. His love and commitment to the Mozambique Initiative never waivered. His presence on our sub-Saharan tour of 2002 kept everyone on their toes. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. Brent will be remembered lovingly. Peace, Carol

God used Brent to bless others. Brent loved Christ and loved people. Prayers are lifted for all who were touched by Brent’s life. Grace and Peace

To Brent’s family,
The world was a better place because of Brent. I will always treasure the wonderful times we shared as we gave birth to Walk to Emmaus in Missouri in the mid-80’s. His witness to the love of God will never be forgotten.
Love and prayers to all who knew and loved him.

To the Mustoe Family,
Having read in the Lee’s Summit Journal of Brent’s death, we feel saddened. The human body is so frail, so fragile for some of us, but we know that our earthly house if dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens – 2 Cor 5:1. Brent talked many times about the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. – John 11:25-26. As the Holy Spirit prompts us we shall pray for each of you. May our Heavenly Father comfort you as only He can. What a privilege to have had him for our pastor and friend. On his last breath we know he stepped into the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please know we care.
Holding you up to Jesus,
Bob & Phrana Komm


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Grace United Methodist Church
2400 E. US Hwy 50
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063


Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Grace United Methodist Church
2400 E. US Hwy 50
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063