Kent A. Brown


Kent Alan Brown, 63, of Cape Girardeau passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born July 31, 1957 in Cape Girardeau to Clyde Anthony and Irma Ann (Balsman) Brown.
Kent was baptized in the Catholic faith. He was a wood craftsman for Columbia Construction, making furniture for Drury Hotels. He loved fishing, hunting, working with his hands building wood projects and working on his cars. Kent loved his daughters dearly despite their differences that they had.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his mother, Irma Brown of Perryville; former spouses, Gayle Richardet-Schiller of St. Louis and Holly Kasten Mais of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Chelsey R. (Tyler) Clifton of Virginia Beach, Va. and Emmy Brown of Orlando, Fla.; step-son, Zachary (Gwyn) Mais of Tampa, Fla.; step-daughter, Lauren (Reece) Thomas of Cape Girardeau; two sisters and two brothers, Debora (Thomas) Parres of Jackson, Daniel (Crystal) Brown of Perryville, Timothy (Kate) Brown of St. Louis and Rebecca (Michael) Winkler of Jefferson City; four grandchildren, April, Destinee, Desirae and Drew Clifton; and four step-grandchildren, Trinity and Alyson Mais and Lym and Ryder Thomas.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Ford & Young Funeral Home in Perryville.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Perryville with the Rev. Ben Melaku C.M. officiating. Military Funeral Honors provided by American Legion Post 133 & US Naval Team.
Memorial contributions may be given for family use.
Online condolences may be made at
Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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