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Obituary for Frank James Drown

Frank James  Drown
Frank J. Drown, 95, Harrisonville, MO passed away Jan. 22, 2018. Services will be at 2 pm, Sat., Jan. 27 at Avant Ministries, 10000 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155; interment at Greenlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Friday at Speaks Suburban Chapel., 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Avant Ministries.
Frank was born Sept. 30, 1922 in Curlew, IA to Jay R. and Mary (Cross) Drown. He earned his Bachelor of Divinity at Northwestern Bible in Minneapolis, MN where he also met his wife. Together they served as missionaries in Ecuador for thirty-seven years for Avant Ministries. After returning to the United States, he owned Frank’s Tree Farm north of Smithville, MO. Frank loved meeting people, telling stories and trips to Canada fishing for Walleye and Pike. He was a member of Open Bible Church in Belton, MO and loved to sing hymns.
Frank was preceded in death by daughter Irene Derksen, brother Blaine Drown, twin sisters Ruth Brallier and Ruby Jackson, brother Robert Drown, sisters Grace Porter and Elizabeth Asp. He is survived by his wife of seventy-three years Marie Drown, of the home; daughter Linda Root, Raymore, MO; son Ross Drown and wife Kathy, Asheville, NC; son Tim Drown and wife Ahping, Jakarta, Indonesia; daughter Laura Erdel and husband Dave, Santo Domingo, Ecuador, S.A. and nineteen grandchildren.
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