In Memory of

Karen Marie Brown

July 26, 1939 - April 15, 2023


Karen Marie Petersen Brown of Lee’s Summit, Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away on April 15, 2023.

Karen was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the oldest child born to Hans and Rosella Petersen. She was raised in Kansas City along with her brothers David and Paul and sister Karmen.

Karen married her great love Gary Raymond Brown on October 2, 1959. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gary, who passed just this past July 2022. She is survived by her children, son Philip Raymond Brown, his wife Michelle and grandsons Seth and Chase. Daughter Paige Renae Brown Frasher, husband Michael, grandsons Garren and Mason and granddaughter Micha. Youngest son Pace Ryan Brown and granddaughters Skyler and Shea. She is also survived by 2 great grandbabies Millie and Wells.

She is also survived by her brothers David Petersen, Paul Petersen and sister Karmen Petersen Williams. Also survived by many loving nieces,nephews and cousins.

Karen’s greatest love was for her husband and family. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

Services will be held at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO, on Saturday April 29th. Visitation begins at 9:30 with service directly following.

Any donations may be made in Karen’s name to City Union Mission, Kansas City, Missouri.


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To my dear cousins, Philip, Paige and Pace,
I am sad about the loss of your mother, my Aunt Karen. How difficult to lose both your mother and father in less than a year’s time.
I treasured my relationship with Aunt Karen. I have such great memories of fun with my cousins, both in Missouri and also in Arizona, due to your parent’s commitment to family visits at Grandma Brown’s house, via TWA. Aunt Karen always wanted us to have fun. I will never forget her purchasing me a real bunny on one of the visits. That meant a lot to an 11 year old girl. That bunny used to sit still on my desk as I did my homework.
Your mom celebrated joys with me as well as helping me through very difficult times. We had many fun late night phone calls. She always directed me to Jesus, as has Paige, both being excellent examples of Christian women in my life.
Phil, Paige and Pace, you are in my prayers as we mourn her loss, but also celebrate that she is at home with Jesus. I am thinking she is also reunited with your dad as things just do not keep them apart for long.
My Love,

Karen was always someone I looked forward to visiting with because of her shining personality & uplifting smile. My thoughts & prayers are with your family! xoxo Tom, Marilyn

I am going to miss you, my beloved friend. Our many, many years at the auction are a treasure to me. Our laughs, and the many hours we spent together at work and on the phone will stay with me forever. Thank you for loving me and my family, and being so kind and genuine all these years. You will be missed. I know we will see each other in eternity. My heart and prayers go out to the family, and many friends who loved you. Till we meet again, I love you. Love, April

My heart goes out to Gary and Karen’s family. Karen was such a loving sweet friend. Will miss her laugh, our conversations. Had alot of respect for them both. And we know they are both
Together. Loving everyone from above.

I am Karen’s second cousin, Karen’s mother and my father were first cousin. I had a lot of cousins in my family. Karena nd Gary were among my favorites. I was widowed a second time in January and remarried in September. Your great grand mother (Maude) and my grandmother Vey Cole Pearson Liveley Willis were sisters. The last two years have been difficult for me with my wife’s declining health and death and have not called in the last few years to check in. On this side of the veil, she will be missed. Very much so.

Respectfully and gratefully
Cousin Don


Saturday, April 29, 2023
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:30 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063