De Soto Man Loses Wife Same Day House Floods

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DE SOTO, MO (KTVI) – It’s back to life as usual for many victims of mid-April’s heavy floods.

For one De Soto man, however, life after the flood will never be the same.

On April 18th, a nearby creek rose so high that the water came all the way up to the fence in front of Jim Brown’s home.  Still, his flood damage is nothing compared to the real loss he suffered that day: losing his wife.

“This is her with our grandkids,” Brown says as he flips through photos of his wife, Nancy. The pictures are difficult to look at; she was the love of his life. “She was very kind, very considerate, she loved her kids,” he says, “and she got along well with everybody. It’s just so hard to realize she’s gone.”

The two were pen pals for years before they finally…

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