Brenda Lee Ellen (Finley) Wilson, age 56, of Vandalia, passed away unexpectedly at 3:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at her home in Vandalia.
Visitation was held on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Arroll Cemetery in Arroll, Missouri.
Officiating was Gary W. Rahmeyer.
Interment was in the Arroll Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Chris Sutton and Charles Kaufman. Honorary pallbearers were Jesse Glenn Kaufman and Wilson Finley Kaufman.
Brenda Lee Ellen (Finley) Wilson was born on April 14, 1958 in Peoria, Illinois the daughter of Harold Glen and Berdina Teresa (Belew) Finley.
She married Larry Glenn Wilson in Morton, Illinois on September 11, 1976; he preceded her in death on December 8, 2010.
Brenda grew up in the Morton, Illinois area and attended schools there. She worked for the Pekin Newspaper before becoming a full time homemaker.
Brenda and husband, Larry moved to the Warrenton area several years ago.
This past year, Brenda moved to Vandalia to be closer to her two grandsons that she enjoyed and loved so much.
She and Larry enjoyed camping and fishing, traveling to Florida and Colorado and spending time with children and grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Jessica L. and husband Chris Sutton, of Warrenton, Missouri, and April L. and husband Charles Kaufman, of Vandalia; one sister Sandy Finley, of Pekin, Illinois and her two “angel baby boys” grandson, Jesse Glenn Kaufman and Wilson Finley Kaufman.
She was preceded in death by her husband Larry; parents and grandparents. Memorials are encouraged to the donor’s choice.