Brenda Neese

Brenda NeeseBrenda Arlene Neese, 57, of Virginia died at 6:01 p.m. July 25, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital in Hampton, Iowa.

She was born April 12, 1955, in Ackley, Iowa, the daughter of Wendell Everett and Clara Koop Surratt.

Surviving are her stepmother, Rosemary Surratt of Rushville; two sons, Brad (and Jody) Bowman and Chris (and Becky) Behrends, both of Virginia; two daughters, Bobbi (and Corey) Sipes of Rushville and Beth Behrends (and companion Kevin Shade) of Virginia; one brother, Allen "Wayne" Surratt of Jacksonville; two stepbrothers, Bobby Lee Runkle of Litchfield, Kan., and Andy Leroy Runkle of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two step great-grandchildren.

She worked at Excel Corporation for 13 years.

She was a member of Virginia First Baptist Church.

Services were held Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Pastor Duane Turley officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

A memorial has been established c/o Petefish, Skiles and Co., Virginia, IL 62691.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/1/2012

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