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Brenda Kay McBride

January 20, 1964February 17, 2021

Brenda Kay McBride, 57, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 surrounded by love. Born on January 20, 1964, she was a daughter of Char Ruth (Bodenhafer) Koch. Brenda was a cosmetologist the majority of her adult life and she also held the position of administrative assistant for the transportation department at Southwest Allen County Schools, a job she truly loved and excelled in. Brenda absolutely loved sunshine and all things having to do with the beach, pool, and warm weather. She enjoyed camping at Manapogo Park, playing bingo there and being surrounded by friends who became family. Brenda was extremely proud of her two children, born 12 years apart; something she wanted everyone to know that was planned as she loved getting to have two "only children" to spoil. She was an incredible, hands on, loving mother who cheered her kids on in any endeavor they chose to take on. She absolutely adored being a Gaga to her three grands and visited them whenever she was able and lit up anytime she was in their presence. Brenda is survived by her daughter, Cassie Doolittle; son, Bailey (Ashlee) McBride; grandchildren, Brielle, Denver & Brighton Doolittle; mother, Char (Dennis) Koch; sister, Cheri (Mark) Hafferkamp, brother-in-laws, Patrick (Deb) McBride, Matthew (Robin) McBride; uncle, Charles Bodenhafer; aunt, Connie (Bob) Ashby; nieces and nephews, Alyssa (Luke) Naker, Kurt (Hannah) Hafferkamp, Bryan McBride, Kathyrn (Corey) McBride, Madison (Joseph) Kipfer, Kasie (Jeremy) Sullivan, and Kelly (Ben) Hayes. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas McBride and brother-in-law, Kevin McBride. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, February 22, 2021 with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. Calling will also be held at the funeral home from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Sunday, February 21, 2021. Memorial donations can be made to a Go Fund Me account created to help in offsetting the funeral and other end of life costs that has fallen on her two children: https://gofund.me/1e21543e

  • DONATIONS

  • Go Fund Me account created to help in offsetting the funeral and other end of life costs that has fallen on her two children:

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

Memories

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Rebecca Engelman

March 2, 2021

While I did know her well, she was kind to us and very loved at SACS. I love her mother and Dennis...and sad for their loss. She will be missed, but was a gift and gave a lot. Rest in peace.

Linda Morris

February 24, 2021

My deepest condolences, I just seen this, that Brenda passed away and is now with our Heavenly Father. I knew Brenda from SWACS transportation, she was a sweet friendly young lady who work hard at keeping things running correctly. I remember her excitement on her new baby boy, I even crochet her a blue blanket. Prayers for your family 🙏

Paul Hazelton

February 22, 2021

Brenda and I were in elementary school at North side elementary school together. I had a crush on her. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Audrey Tremblay

February 22, 2021

Very sad to read of the passing of Brenda. She was a kind person and gentle woman and an always pleasant neighbor.
Audrey Tremblay of the Hamlets

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FROM THE FAMILY