Brenda Drerup

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brenda Drerup

Brenda Kay Allen Drerup, 52, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Heritage Care Center in St. Louis.

She was born Oct. 24, 1960, in Cape Girardeau to Robert and Naomi Allen.

Brenda had most recently worked for Artisan Contracting before having a stroke two years ago. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved spending time with her kids, grandkids and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include three children, Travis (Leah) Leimer of Jackson, Merideth (Ryan) McClendon of Belmont, Wis., and Cole Wills; four grandchildren, Tra, Layla and Layna Leimer of Jackson, Raegan McClendon of Belmont; grandmother, Myrtle Allen; three brothers; and several very close friends.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Henrichs officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 1801 Park 270 Dr., Suite 150, St. Louis, MO 63146.

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