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Brenda C. Stanley

13 December, 195016 February, 2021
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Brenda C (Hartman) Stanley, 70, of Muncie, passed away at her home.

She was born Wednesday, December 13, 1950 to John C. Hartman and Thelma (Gauseman) Hartman. She enjoyed many years with her longtime companion, Rick VanNatter, and raising a family.

Brenda was a homemaker who loved her family. She attended church, and was a very generous person who gave of herself to those around her. She didn’t know a stranger. Brenda loved to cook and feed people. She was happiest when she could get her children and grandchildren over for a visit.

Brenda is survived by a son, Charles Abbott (wife, Taresa); three daughters, Penny Perry, Charlene Wooten (husband, Rick) and Traci McDaniel; brothers, Bob Hartman (wife, Velmie), Bill Hartman (wife, Roma); sisters, Karen Lawson, and Sandy Gabbard; sixteen grandchildren; forty-one great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her longtime companion, Rick Van Natter; parents, John and Thelma Hartman; brother, Kenny Hartman (wife, Vickie); sisters, Caroline Wolfe, Alice Smithers, Nancy Parson (husband, Gene), and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Danielle Wooten.

Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks are required as well as social distancing.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Elm Ridge Funeral Home. Billy Ballenger will officiate the service. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to: A.R.F., 1209 West Riggin Road, Muncie, Indiana 47303.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com for the family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, 22 February , 2021

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, 23 February , 2021

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Tracy VanNatter

21 February 2021

Brenda I Have So Many Memories Of Times We Have Had Together. One Of The Best Days Of My Life Was When Me ,You ,Rick,Kim and Charlie Went To Mardi-Gra There .We Always Did Fun Things Together. The Reservoir, Flea Markets ,Indian Dancing .You Always Treated Me Kind Like I Was Part Of Your Family .I Love You And Am Going To Miss Your Beautiful Smile And Laugh .Fly High Angel Until We Meet Again Rest Easy Brendie Much Love Sent

Peggy Rhum

21 February 2021

Brenda was such a caring person. Her and Rick helped out with the Muncie Firefighters Toys for Tots program. I remember, at the time Rick dressed up as Santa, Brenda and Rick got stuck in the elevator at the Trustee Office. She was so much fun to be around. She will sadly be missed

Dana Buck

18 February 2021

R.i p. So sad you had a beautiful smile

Mark DeLong

17 February 2021

So sad to hear bout this! Brendie was the most caring and giving person I've ever met! You had a contagious smile! Will definitely be missed! Fly high angel!!

Donna Mcpherson

17 February 2021

Brenda, you were a good and loving person and you will be missed. May God bless you and welcome you home.

Beverly Springman

17 February 2021

Aunt Brenda you always treated me like a niece and was always there for me throughout the years always putting a smile on my face. Thank you for showing me kindness and love. You are loved by many and will truly be missed. Fly High

Tonya Sites

17 February 2021

Brenda was a very funny,happy..giving woman..Always had a smile on her face..R.I.P aunt Brenda..Love ya

Laura Daniels

17 February 2021

I'm broken hearted to hear this you were always so sweet and kind and gentle and compassionate. God truly took a angel when he took you , I love you aunt Brenda and you will be forever missed.

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