Brenda Kay Staten, 59, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 4:55 pm, November 22, 2021.
She was born March 17, 1962 to Gerald and Evelyn Breece. She was a 1980 graduate of Van Wert High School. Two years later she married her loving husband of 39 years John E. Staten Jr. Affectionately known as Benny, John and Brenda had three children. Brenda retired from her long time job at the Van Wert Walmart in 2020.
Brenda is survived by her husband John E. Staten Jr. Three children: Nikki (Ben) Jones, Lindsay Poling, Josh (Mackenzie) Staten. Four grandchildren: Briella, Kallan, Hailey and Niah. Her mother and father: Gerald and Evelyn Breece. Sisters: Teresa (Aaron) Gardner, Debra (Scott) Thornell, Brothers: Mark (Diane) Breece, Brad (Taunya) Breece. A sister-in-law Sherry (Jim) Kitson. 4 nephews and 5 nieces.
Brenda was such a sweet soul and was undoubtedly loved by so many. Words cannot express how she will be missed. Her heart was so full of love for her family, friends and especially her grandchildren. They loved climbing up on her lap and having grandma take them for a ride down the driveway. She was a huge Ohio State fan. She loved being outside in her garden and planting flowers. Brenda loved to laugh and it was so infectious to anyone around her. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. "Driveway mode" was a big hit to her and her family (aka bonfires in the driveway). She enjoyed traveling with her husband to Firekeepers and several cruises. She was so full of life, love and generosity no matter where she went.
Relatives and friends may visit with the family from 2pm until 8pm Friday, November 26, 2021 at Brickner Funeral Home. There will be no public funeral services and burial will be for family members only.
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