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Brenda KingBrenda F. King, 68, of Richmond, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Reid Health in Richmond.
She was born in London, Kentucky on September 7, 1947 to Lee and Glenna Cheek White, both of whom preceded her in death.
Brenda was a 1965 graduate of Richmond High School and went on to earn her Bachelors Degree from Cumberland University and a Masters in Elementary Education from Ball State University. She taught at Seton Catholic Schools for 37 years before her retirement in 2012.
Brenda was a board member of the Levi Coffin House Association and enjoyed giving tours of the house. She enjoyed history and walking thru cemeteries, which inspired her epitaph to read âI always loved history, and now Iâve become a part of it.â. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Brenda was a former board member of the Wayne County Historical Museum and enjoyed knitting.
Brenda will be missed by her husband of 39 years, Charles F. King, Jr., who she married on November 25, 1976; her sister, Barbara White Smith and her husband, Dan; several nephews, two great-nephews and one great-great-nephew.
Graveside services are planned to be conducted at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged for the Levi Coffin House Association, PO Box 77, Fountain City, IN 47341.
The world lost a great lady, teacher, and historian when Brenda King left us here on earth. I had so much fun with her when Joshua and Jaclyn were each in her 4th Grade Class at Seton. Overnights in the gym, field trips, and Josh helping Mrs. King get things that were too high for her to reach come to mind! What a sweet lady. I will miss her. Charlie, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a part of our Seton Family......and she will live forever in our hearts. xooxox Kelli, Mike, Jaclyn, and Joshua (from heaven!) Piechocki
Kelli Plump Piechocki Feb 15 2016 12:00 AM
I can't express what I truly feel right now. I haven't been able to write this until now. Brenda, yourself, & Mary were my rocks when I was at Seton. You all helped to raise my girls. Brenda & Mary were my mentors for being a first time teacher. Even though I taught science, Brenda taught me so much about Indiana History. We had so much fun eating out all time. Emily (my daughter) would love to eat off your plates.
I am so glad I ran into you both the night before Thanksgiving at Aldi of all places. She seemed so much better from the last time I had seen her. She was smiling and so inquisitive. It was such a shock when I read the paper.
She is happy, pain free, and telling everyone in heaven about Indiana. She will be looking down on you and guiding you in all you do. She will always be with you in heart and mind. God gained an angel!
If there is anything I can help you with, please get ahold of me.
Barbara (Burris/Barnes) Wesolowski Dec 18 2015 12:00 AM
Such a beautiful person with a heart of gold. Brenda used to babysit me a , very long time ago. :) We were in mom's basement bringing up things from the pantry and I dropped a large container of Mustard... can you imagine the mess and the smell. She never yelled, but in her quite voice said "Well, I guess we'd better get that cleaned up" What a time we had getting that cleaned up. I Love Her and she is very special to our family (you too Charlie). God Bless You.
Tina Howard Dec 17 2015 12:00 AM
There are no words to express my shock and pain over the passing of my 'sister', Brenda. When I started at Seton, she welcomed me with open arms and was the strongest person I ever knew. So many memories are flooding over me as the tears are running down my cheeks while at school today. I am chuckling at one of our memories...Brenda getting flowers from Evan and Susan Bayh, Pat Young from PJP II, and I got them from Alex! Did we ever tell the real truth? And of course, all three of us and Barb, going to the Academic Olympic Competition in Indy and celebrating when we won.
Charlie....you were her world. She loved you so much and she would beam as she talked about you. You are in my prayers and I know you have a special angel watching over you now.
Take care, my friend....
MJ Pace Dec 14 2015 12:00 AM
Mrs. King was one of a kind! She brought history to life and she shared that love with her students. Little Hoosiers was one of my most memorable activities to participate in with her. She will be missed by many.
Trisha Thomas Dec 13 2015 12:00 AM
Charlie and Barbara, you have our love and prayers through this time of loss. Brenda was a dear friend, no matter the years that passed. We hope the care and prayers of all those lives she touched lift and support you now.
Bill and Jackie Ryan Dec 13 2015 12:00 AM
Charlie.....Words cannot express our feelings about this great loss. Brenda was so kind, funny, and interesting to sit and listen to. What a battle she fought this past couple of years, yet she did it with a positive attitude and such grace. How inspiring. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God give you His peace.
Sam and Karen Dickson Dec 10 2015 12:00 AM
Sorry to learn of Brenda's passing. She was a sweet girl. I knew her and her family from Central Baptist Church and last saw her helping with taxes at Morrison Reeves Library. You have my condolences in your loss.
Virginia Houchin Brumley
Virginia L. Houchin Brumley Dec 8 2015 12:00 AM
Charlie, So sorry to read of Brenda's passing. I know you will miss her deeply. I have thought about you both, every time I passed 10th Street. I appreciate your friendship over the years that we were neighbors by the lake! Brenda is singing God's praises with the other Angels now and is no longer in pain! Praise His NAME!
Lois and Bill Bradway
Lois Bradway Dec 8 2015 12:00 AM
Mrs. King was a great teacher and fabulous person - one of my all time favorites. She was so sweet and such an interesting person. She always asked my mom about me (20+ years after I was in her class!) Rest well, Mrs. King.
Sara Klein Dec 8 2015 12:00 AM