PEKIN - Brenda K. Bussell, 57, of Pekin, Ill., passed away at 8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria, Ill.
Brenda was born on Dec. 14, 1956, in Aberdeen, Md., to Bob and Peggy Jo (Mann) Stern. She married Michael S. Bussell on May 19, 1979, in Lafayette, Ind.
Preceding her in death was her father.
Surviving are her husband, Mike of Pekin; one daughter, Beth (Ryan) Gannaway of Bloomington, Ill.; her mother, Peggy Jo Stern of Haines City, Fla.; one brother, Doug (Pat) Stern of Haines City, Fla.; and one sister, Debby Morris of Lake Whales, Fla.
Brenda graduated from Indiana University in 1982.
She had worked at First Investors Inc., Bee Windows and Staples in Jacksonville, Ill., and Pekin, Ill., retiring in 2010.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Henderson Funeral Home & Crematory, 2131 Velde Drive in Pekin, with the Rev. Judy Doyle officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Greater Illinois Chapter, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 61601, or TAPS, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.
To express online condolences, go to www.hendersonfuneralcare.com.