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Beloved daughter, wife, mother, gran, sister, friend Beloved daughter, wife, mother, gran, sister, and friend. Born July 10, 1960 and passed on November 26, 2008. Brenda touched lives all around her in ways that those who knew her will remember always.
She will be remembered and loved forever by her parents Wayne and Jo Ann Anderson, and her sister and brother-in-law Linda and Gene Clark, along with their daughter, Amber and her husband, Chris Mounts.
She loved growing up on the family farm and spoke often of family gatherings on Sundays at Mamaw and Pa Pa’s and picnics and swimming at the Mill Pond. She had music in her heart at an early age from singing with her family in the living room, at blue¬grass festivals, and in church.
Brenda’s kind and loving spirit captured the heart of her devoted husband of 30 years, Luke Dartt. From the beginning, they were best friends. He is grateful for all of the wonderful memories of their life together. One of their favorite things was the harmonies they shared in music and in life. Brenda loved life and her family.
One of her greatest achievements and joys was her four daughters and their families, Sarah and Brad Bethurem, Amy and Tyler Golden, Cassie Dartt and Brian Benna, and Jorgie and JR Teaster. She was a generous and selfless mother.
Her nurturing spirit inspired her daughters, grandchildren and everyone her life touched. There will never be another Mom who will make her kids feel so loved.
Her grandchildren Riley and Brendan Bethurem, Natalie, Carsyn, and Elinor Golden, and Ayden Teaster were the lights in her life. She loved to be near and spoil her grandbabies. Their Gran was very special in their lives and she will live on in their hearts through our memories.
For many years she helped handicapped children while working at Greene Valley State School in Springfield, Mo.
She was currently working in Nutritional Services at CMH in Bolivar. She was great in this work because she had a big, loving heart. Brenda was a Christian and had attended for years the First General Baptist Church in Ava, Mo. She now rests peacefully with God.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with the Rev. Oren Alcorn and Rev. Neil Graham officiating. Interment followed in the Denlow Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday, 11 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the Denlow Cemetery or love offerings to the family. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.