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Brenda Lou Long, 54, of Graham, Missouri,

Visitation Wednesday, April 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bram-Danfelt Funeral Home 206 E. South Hills Drive Maryville, Missouri 64468 Get Directions on Google Maps Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Brooking Cemetery 10004 E. 53th Street Raytown, MO 64133

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 9:25 AM

Brenda Lou Long, 54, of Graham, Missouri, passed into eternity on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
Brenda was born October 12, 1963 in Fairfax, Missouri to Carol and JoAnn (Patterson) Long. She was a 1982 graduate of Nodaway Holt R-VII and a 1990 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. She had lived in the Graham area most of her life. She was a member of the Graham United Methodist Church.
After graduating from college, she worked in Chicago for a time but returned to the area. She held various positions during the years including a position with AFLAC. She enjoyed working with young people, especially with VBS and church activities. Her biggest joy was her children and their activities, especially sports.
She leaves behind two children, Carson Long (Elizabeth Walden), Ohio and Jordan Long. Maryville; siblings Teresa Carter, Skidmore; Carolyn (Eldon) Hayes, Graham; Rusty Long, Maitland; Cindy (Ron) Capps, Albany; and special friend, Wayne Johnson. Brenda is also survived by bonus sisters: Angela Baxter, Kansas City; Mary Marriott, Maryville; Teresa Sanders, Burlington Junction; Gayle Bond, Graham; and Patti Riley, Graham; aunts, uncles, cousins, numerous nieces and nephews and grand-dogs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Ralph and Juanita (Couch) Patterson and Clarence and Ruth (Ellison) Long, cousin Kim Pruett, and friend Pat (Stinnett) Thompson.
Services will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bram Funeral Home in Maryville, Missouri. The burial will follow at the Prairie Home Cemetery in Graham, Missouri.
The family will receive family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Bram Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Lions Eye Bank of Missouri.

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