Brenda J. Newman, 72

Brenda J. Newman, 72, of Warsaw, passed away at 11:11 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020 at her residence.  She was born on Nov. 19, 1947 in Auxier, Ky. to the late Richard and Nettie (Sluss) McKenzie.

Brenda married Randy E. Newman on Sept. 3, 1986.  She worked as a home healthcare worker and was a homemaker.  Brenda was a very giving and loving lady that always tried to help people and loved her family very much. 

Brenda is survived by her husband, Randy Newman; one son, Keith (Veronica) Gidley, of Wabash; one daughter, Kimberly (Steve) Hively, of Warsaw; three brothers, Herb McKenzie and Richard McKenzie, both of Wabash and William (Judy) McKenzie, of Lagro; two sisters, Ethel McKenzie, of Wabash and Della (Ivan) Lance, of North Manchester; four grandchildren, Aaron Simpson, Breanna Gidley, Kari Simpson, and Brandon Hughes; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Kathy Dotson, Carol Butzuis, Esta Erman and Betty Webb.  

Per Brenda's request and wishes, there will be no services. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

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Posted on 2020 Oct 06