Steve "Grandpa" Brown

June 20, 1946September 3, 2019

Steve “Grandpa” Brown, a 73 year old Gladstone, MO resident passed away on September 3, 2019.

He was born on June 20, 1946 the son of Glenn and Dorothy (Storey) Brown Sr. He worked for Ford Motor Company as a painter for 30 years. He was an avid hunter and fisher. He loved his grandchildren to the moon and back. He never met a stranger. He was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his life partner, Lillie Johnson of Gladstone, MO; daughters, Sherri Comer and her husband, Todd of Gladstone, MO and Shaunna Tonelli and her husband, Mark of Decatur, IL; sisters, Lisbeth Arndt of Liberty, MO, Kristan Murray and her husband, Kenneth of Holt, MO, and Janet Goldston and her husband, Dwane of Kansas City, MO; step children, Ervin Johnson, Reuben Johnson, Victoria “Vicki” McCall, Vanessa Cotton, and Aaron Johnson; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brother, Glenn “Bud” F. Brown Jr.; 2 nephews, Alan Brown and Richard “Rick” Ainsworth; brother in law, Michael Arndt.

The family has suggested, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the "Steven Brown Memorial Fund" and mail to 7321 N Brooklyn Ave., Gladstone, MO 64118 or deposit at any Community America Credit Union using reference number 1451341.


  • Glenn Frank Brown Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Anne Storey, Mother (deceased)
  • Lillie Johnson, Partner
  • Sherri (Todd) Comer, Daughter
  • Shaunna (Mark) Tonelli, Daughter
  • Lisbeth Arndt, Sister
  • Kristan (Kenneth) Murray, Sister
  • Janet (Dwane) Goldston, Sister
  • Ervin Johnson, Step-child
  • Reuben Johnson, Step-child
  • Victoria "Vicki" McCall, Step-child
  • Vanessa Cotton, Step-child
  • Aaron Johnson, Step-child
  • Glenn "Bud" F. Brown Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Alan Brown, Nephew (deceased)
  • Richard "Rick" Ainsworth, Nephew (deceased)
  • Michael Arndt, Brother-in-law (deceased)

  • Steven Brown Memorial Fund


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019


Steve "Grandpa" Brown

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Traci Adams

September 14, 2019

Grandpa was truly a blessing in my life as well as my kids. Grandpa and Grandma Lil' took us in as their own flesh and blood. I love them so much for this! Grandpa was the only great grandfather that my kids knew as well as their unbelievable bond. I hate that the Lord took grandpa so soon. He will definitely be missed by us all!