Brenda Louise Holmes, 69, of Gladstone, MO passed away on August 10, 2020. Brenda was born on October 10, 1950 in Chicago, IL to Edward Sr. and Wanda (Smith) Klunder. As a child, Brenda’s parents moved to Indiana, and then to the Kansas City area after her father started his own trucking company. Her graduating class was the first to attend all three years of high school at Oak Park. Throughout her career, she held various clerical and managerial positions for several companies. Brenda had a beautiful singing voice, and especially enjoyed sharing her talents, singing in the church choir. She was also known for her quick wit and sense of humor. Brenda is preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Chandra Marie Adams; and siblings, Beverly Weigand, Charlene Bassett, Sandra Lou Klunder and Edward Klunder Jr. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her daughters, Crystal (Dave) Hawkins and Cherish (Ian) Marques; son, Alan (Sarah) Herbranson; grandchildren, Michael Adams, Joey Blaue, Sabrina Herbranson, and Leah, Lacey, and Lilly Hawkins; sister, Sue Minks; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A private family service will be held at Terrace Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northland Cathedral - Music Department.
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