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Loretta Brown

Loretta Fay Brown, 78, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville.

She was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Morley to Harry Wilburn and Mazie “Marie” Moore Ervin. She and Paul Brown were married Feb. 10, 1962, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

Loretta was a 1961 graduate of Cape Central High School. She loved to sew and worked many years for Don’s Upholstery, Guys Big and Tall, and Garbers. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit and was actively involved in leadership roles in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. For the study of Lyme Disease, she collected and studied ticks.

Loretta had Christian attitude, and she allowed it to shine through with her loving spirit and giving heart.

Loving survivors include her husband, Paul Brown of Jackson; two daughters, Susan Fay (Mike) Sachse and Pamela Kay Brown, both of Jackson; four grandchildren, Steven Sachse, Jessica (Brian) Dearing and son Eddie, Dustin Pfeiffer (Amber Schreiner), Amanda (Charles) Heathman and children Caitlyn and Gary; and six siblings, Lorene Burford of Scott City, Louie Ervin of Iowa, John Ervin of Advance, James Ervin, Loyd Ervin, and Joe Ervin, all of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and a brother.

Visitation was from 10 a.m. to service time, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. Rev. Mark Boettcher conducted the funeral service at noon at the funeral home. Loretta’s funeral is being held two days before the 60th anniversary of her and Paul’s marriage.

Burial will be private at a later date.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Loretta’s personal obituary page at

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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