Signs to be raised for Cloria Brown Highway


Gov. Mike Parson, above, hosted the largest crowd in his office so far to see him sign a bill renaming Lindbergh for the late Rep. Cloria Brown.

State Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Oakville, will hold an official dedication of the Cloria Brown Memorial Highway to honor the late state representative Thursday, Oct. 17 at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Green Park.

Murphy filed legislation earlier this year to dedicate a section of Lindbergh Boulevard from Interstate 55 to Lin Ferry Drive in St. Louis County in honor of Brown. The final bill was signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson in March.

The dedication ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 11333 St. Johns Church Road.

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe will be present for the ceremony along with members of the community and fellow legislators, who will unveil the new sign that will be posted in remembrance of Brown.

With the passage of the bill, the heavily traveled section of Lindbergh Boulevard will commemorate Brown, who is buried in the cemetery at St. Johns United Church of Christ, which overlooks a portion of Lindbergh.

Brown was a three-term state representative from Lemay and helped lead the way in the state’s fight against human trafficking, as well as aiding Bosnian refugees in St. Louis County.

Brown died in March 2018 after battling cancer.

“Representative Brown’s legacy is one that should be remembered by all Missourians,” said Murphy in a press release. “She served the state and her constituents faithfully, with grade, passion and a deep commitment to this state. She was a true champion of the underprivileged, the vulnerable and the exploited. She proudly stood with our veterans and led the fight for women. Her legacy will be remember for embodying the values that we as Missourians hold most dear.”