Michelle Leigh Brown

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 | 4:52 p.m. CDT; updated 5:09 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 3, 2011

COLUMBIA — Michelle Leigh Brown of Columbia died Friday, April 29, 2011. She was 38. 

Mrs. Brown was a homemaker to her children and grandchildren.

She was born on Aug. 6, 1972 in Davenport, Iowa, to John Cameron and Berta Barnhart. On March 22, 2002, she married Mark Brown.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband; her mother; four children, Travis Emmer, Lisa Emmer, Breonna Brown and Staci Brown; one sister, Juanita Burks; two brothers, Jason Wheeler and Chad Barnhart; two grandchildren, Jorden Emmer and Blair Burroughs; many uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Her father and one son, Matthes Emmer, died earlier.

Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday at Millard Family Funeral Home, 12 E. Ash St., in Columbia. Services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Sharon Pennington officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Michelle Brown, in care of Millard Family Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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