Brenda Sue Zerbel

March 5, 1949February 22, 2013

Brenda Sue “Lovey” Zerbel, 63, passed away February 22, 2013 in St. Charles, MO from pneumonia while battling breast cancer. Brenda was born to John and Cleta Crossno on March 5, 1949 in Texarkana, AR. Brenda was a Registered Nurse specializing in Oncology in Norman for many years. She then moved to St. Louis, MO to be with her daughter. She is preceded in death by John E. Crossno, father and John Isaac Crossno, brother. Brenda is survived by her “one and only” daughter, Analisa Zerbel, her beautiful grandbabies, Tyelar & Kyla Linck, her wonderful mother Cleta Crossno, her ex-husband and best friend, Steve Zerbel, her caring sister, Carol Coles, her loving nieces, Molly Coles, Tegan Crossno, Hannah Crossno, and her loving nephew, Adam Crossno. Brenda was loving and funny and her spirit will always be remembered. We love you mom. Memorial service will be held at 2 PM on March 2, 2013 at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel, Norman, OK with inurnment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Primrose Funeral Service,


  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2013

Brenda Sue Zerbel

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Rhonda Ruff

March 12, 2013

Dear Sweet Analisa,

I'm so very sorry to read the passing of your beautiful mother; I kept you when you were 2 yrs old and Molly at the Mothergoose Daycare! I so love you and your Mother; She was a wonderful person and I know you must be hurting. I'm praying for you that the Lord may give you comfort at this time. I bet you are so beautiful just like her. I know she loved you so very much. I remember your beautiful eyes! In Christ Love, Rhonda (Selby) Ruff

Katie Sullivan

March 3, 2013

Brenda was an amzing woman. She could light up a room with her laughter and funny stories. Just thinking about her brings a smile to my face. Analisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

March 2, 2013


Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your mother was a very devoted mother and I am sure that she was equally a devoted grandparent. I always enjoyed being around her. She had a great sense of humor.

Tom & Anne Anderson (Brad's parents)
Norman, Ok

Diane Tullius-McCreight

March 2, 2013

Brenda was the chemo nurse for my sister-in-law, Sylvia Tullius, as she battled breast cancer for ten years. There's nothing funny about chemo but Brenda made each visit hysterically entertaining. She was the encouraging confidant that allowed Syvlia to be with us for that time. Her job was tough and I absolutely hate that she was diagnosed with the disease that she helped so many people gracefully endure. I hope there was a "Brenda" in her life as she made her journey through her illness.

Diane Zellner

March 2, 2013

I had the honor of working with Brenda as a Nursing Assistant at Norman Regional (1992-1995) when I was considering a nursing career. Brenda was an absolute treasure as a nurse-caring, funny and one of the best nurses I had ever seen. She inspired me to become a nurse; she taught me so much! It took exactly 20 years to become an RN and every day on that journey I thought of Brenda and that great group with manager Pat Tobin. I wanted to be like them...the very best. God took our angel back this week. My heart and prayers go to her beloved Analisa and family. Diane M. Zellner, MSN, RN

Victoria Harrison

March 2, 2013

Brenda was my chemo nurse during a very difficult time. Her sense of humor and caring spirit will always be remembered. We spoke of Analisa often she was so proud of you. Prayers for you all

Karen Massey

March 2, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.