Ralph Richard Brown, 67, of Hope, passed away Sunday, September 19th, 2021. He was born in Springfield, MO on Tuesday, June 22, 1954, the son of Donald and Jo Ann (Place) Brown. Ralph was self-employed (Wood and More) for over 30 years, semi-retiring in 2016. The majority of Ralph’s work consisted of contract roofing in the local area, refinishing of antique furniture and buying, selling, and collecting of antique novelties. Ralph’s true love and passion was the revitalization of his current residence in Hope, which was the renovation of a historic Victorian style house and the installation of a massive flower garden oasis surrounding the entire house, consisting of a fenced in area that contains a waterfall feature flowing into 2 ground level ponds and a raised ornamental pond with fountains. The house sits on a corner lot and is decorated with ornamental trees and flowers hugging the house and roadside. For years, his house and garden were on the top of the list for the tour of homes in the local area.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Jo Ann Brown (Place); Brother, Randy Brown and longtime companion, Lynne Madill.
He is survived by his son, Dustin Brown and wife Emily of Basehor, KS, Grandchildren; Braylee, Lainey and Paisley Brown; Father, Donald Brown of Springfield, MO; two brothers, Roger Brown of Aldrich, MO and Robin Brown of Springfield, MO and one sister; Lydia Brown of Springfield, MO; Lynne’s children: Daniel Madill of Glenwood Springs, CO; Paula Madill Nuss of Trinidad, CO and her children; Kameron and Trenton Nuss. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington Chape is serving the family. A private family service will be held at a later date in his memory.
Memorial Contributions can be made to: Dustin Brown, in care of Yazel-Megli Funeral Homes, 404 S. Broadway St, Herington, KS 67449, to help offset funeral cost. Please sign the online guest book and leave a memory of Ralph at www.yazelmeglifh.com