Obituary-Deona Fay Brenner

Deona Fay Brenner, age 88 of Randolph, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023, at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

She was born on November 10, 1934, at her family farm outside of Randolph, the daughter of Rudyard and Ella Marie (Johnson) Peterson.  She attended Crooked Creek School, Randolph Grade School and graduated from Randolph High School.

She was married on November 16, 1952, at Walsburg Lutheran Church to Marion Paul Brenner.  He survives of the home.

Deona was a farm wife and a member of the Peach Grove EUB Church until it closed.  She later attended Randolph United Methodist Church and Alert Covenant Church, where she was a member of the Alert Covenant Women.  Deona and her husband went on numerous mission trips to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, helping build churches, and later in life, liked to travel and take trips to Branson.  She enjoyed quilting, knitting, gardening, canning, and cooking.  She made quilts for all her grandchildren and loved spending as much time as possible with all of them.

In addition to her husband Marion, she is survived by four children; John Brenner and wife Becky of Randolph, Trudy Chaffee and husband Mike of Clay Center, Kelley Brenner of Randolph and James Brenner and wife Sue of Randolph; nine grandchildren, Jacob Brenner, Jordan Brenner (Josie), Joe Brenner, Jerod Chaffee (Amy), Luke Chaffee (Kayla), Cody Chaffee (Angie), Kaci Goff (Josh), Justin Brenner (Molly) and Caley Gallimore (Jacob); 23 great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Anita Jensen of California, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Flohr, and two brothers-in-law, David Brenner, and Vincent Flohr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2023, at the Alert Covenant Church with Pastor Dwight Diller officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Peach Grove Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Alert Covenant Women.  Contributions may be left in the care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home.

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