Patricia Ellen Sharp Brown, 63, of Memphis MO passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 surrounded by her family and loved ones at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia MO.

The daughter of Gerald and Rebecca Sharp, she was born on March 16, 1956, in Kirksville, MO.

In September of 2015, she married EJ Brown of Memphis, MO where they made their home until her death. Patricia had so much love to give to everyone she knew, family, friends, nieces, nephews and her pets to name a few. She made it her life’s work to serve others by providing loving care and friendship to her home health clients.

Preceded in death by her husband of 12 years, Tom Coffrin; siblings Michael Sharp, Robert Sharp and Russell Sharp; grandparents Francis and Carrie Kruger Sharp, Tilford and Bessie Williams Sturguess; and brother-in-law Parker Withrow.

Patricia is survived by her husband, EJ Brown of Memphis, MO; her parents Gerald and Rebecca Sharp of Edina, MO; sister Barbara Withrow of Packwood, IA; brother Jimmy Sharp and wife Lisa of Edina, MO; Debbie Barrett and husband Rodney of Noble, OK; cousin Frances Ann Holman of Edina, MO; stepson Jim Brown of Memphis, MO; stepdaughter Annette Brown and daughter Alyssa Calvin of Columbia, MO.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Patricia Brown Memorial in care of Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St. Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 27, 2019, at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Larry Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Memphis Cemetery east of Memphis. Pallbearers were Joey Sharp, Jeremy Cheatum, Jerry Holman, Jacob Cheatum, Ronnie Withrow, and Aaron Dannenhauer.

Online Condolences may be sent to the Brown family by logging onto Payne’s website at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.