In Loving Memory…

Freida L. Brown

Freida Louise Brown, 66, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born November 28, 1952 in Tulsa, OK, a daughter of James Aaron and Mattie Octava (Danel) Stout.  On December 23, 1972 in Tulsa, she married Rodney L. Brown who survives of the home.

Freida was a graduate of Ozark Bible College in Joplin, MO.

Freida was a member of Parkview Christian Church. She served for many years as head cook of Rock Garden Christian Service Camp in Eminence, MO.  At the time of her death she was serving as pianist for Parkview Christian Church and East Broadway Baptist Church.  She was also the pianist for the Preacher’s Quartet for over 30 years.

She worked as a home educator for the Parents as Teachers program and as a paraprofessional for the Sedalia 200 School District. She also taught piano lessons in her home.

Freida will be remembered for her servant’s heart, and for her selfless and loving nature. She was a prayer warrior, and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Rodney; three sons, Nathan Brown (Lori) of Fort Worth, TX, Toby Brown (Jennifer) of Sedalia, MO, Isaac Brown (Rebecca) of Olathe, KS; father, James Stout of Lee’s Summit, MO; 11 grandchildren, Grayson, Ysabella, Bailey, Canon, Ellianna, Sawyer, Elias, Parker, Vivilynn, Ezra and Silas; one sister, Elaine McClanahan (Jim) of Shawnee, KS; and one brother, James Stout, Jr. of Princeton, TX.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Parkview Christian Church in Sedalia, with the Rev. Jeff Randelman officiating.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019 at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Private inurnment will be at a later date at Highland Sacred Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Parkview Christian Church.


  1. Kim, Marty, and Mallory Graves

    Mallory loved having Frieda for piano lessons. She was a lovely lady who was respected by many!

  2. Doug and Cheryl McMahan

    Rodney, so very, very sorry for your loss. Freida was such a sweet, loving lady who always made people feel so welcome. Heaven truly gained an angel. Remembering you and your family in our prayers.

  3. Rodney, so sorry for your loss. I for one will miss her on Sundays. She is one of the sweetest and loving people I have had the pleasure of knowing. My heart goes out to you and your family and I will keep you all in my prayers.

  4. So sorry to hear of our loss but heavens gain

  5. I met Freida many years ago while teaching at Heber Hunt. She amazed me when she taught herself Braille. Such a kind lady.

  6. Hirner Family

    Praying for her dear family ..Rodney, the boys and their families. May the comfort and peace that only God can provide surround and engulf you, now and through all time. Love you all

  7. The Arnold Family

    So very kind and respectful of others. Our church family will now have a missing piece!
    I do know her last breath here was her first with Jesus, where she heard, “Well done good and faithful servant, well done!” WE LOVE ALL THE BROWNS!!!!

    From the Arnold Family

  8. Ron and Martha McClanahan

    God saw you getting tired
    And hurting beyond compare
    A cure was not to be.
    So, He put His arms around you,
    And said, “Come unto Me”
    With tearful eyes we watched you,
    As you slowly passed away.
    And though we loved you dearly,
    We could not make you stay.
    So many times we’ve cried
    Tears of sorrow and of joy
    If our love could have gave you health,
    You would have never died.
    But God’s love is the greatest and
    He knows beyond this world’s life
    Is glory eternal for all,
    Who accept Jesus Christ

    Freida’s hope and prayer was for all who knew her
    Was for you to join her in great joy and laughter
    One day in Heaven.

  9. Greg & Barbara Dill

    Words cannot express our sympathy for you and your family. May God give you strength in this time of great sadness. Love and prayers, Greg & Barbara Dill

  10. Paula Whorlow

    As someone said to me recently, our loved ones have left us behind. . .but Oh, SOMEDAY! So sorry, Rodney and family for your loss. She was such a blessing to me as a friend and an example of a Godly Woman and Minister’s wife.

  11. My thoughts and prayers go out to Rodney, their three sons and families, friends, and Parkview Christian church. Frieda was a beautiful, loving, caring, talented woman of God. may the family receive comfort and peace as only our heavenly Father can give

  12. Rodney and family,
    Frieda was a wonderful lady. We loved having her as our parents as teachers instructor when both of the boys were younger.
    We will be thinking about and praying for you in the days ahead.

    Amy, Jordan and Logan Dey

  13. Rodney and Family,
    Our prayers are with you and your family not only at this time, also for days to come.

  14. Rodney and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed being around her. What a precious lady she was. The visits you both made to visit my Aunt Elise were so special. I will always cherish the time you both sang to Elise when she was on hospice. You both were true blessings. I know the Lord will comfort your whole family during this difficult time.

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