Arlene Jane Yender Brummitt, 54, a Shiloh, Ill., resident, formerly of Lisle, Ill., and San Antonio, Texas, born June 5, 1951, in Aurora, Ill., died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Arlene was a special education teacher for several grade schools in DuPage, Ill., and Will Counties early in her career. She worked as a civilian employee at Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, for 19 years and most recently was employed at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
She enjoyed classic autos and was a member of the Vintage & Classic Thunderbird Clubs.
Arlene grew up in Lisle, Ill., and was a 1970 graduate of Lisle High School. She held an undergraduate degree in Special Education from Illinois State University, Normal (Class of 1974) and a Master's of Science from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew E. Yender, Jr., who died in 1977.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel D. Brummitt of Shiloh, Ill., whom she married July 31, 1999; two daughters, Kristen Rossi of O'Fallon, Ill., and Susan (Alex) Lopez of San Antonio, Texas; two step-children, Brian Brummitt of Austin, Texas, and Carrie (Andy) Brummitt-Perez of San Antonio, Texas; four step-grandchildren; her parents, Andrew E. and Viola F., nee Rosenberger, Yender Sr. of Lisle, Ill.; and two siblings, Ruth Yender of Seattle, Wash., and Ross Bishop of Santa Fe, N.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., #400, Chicago, Ill., 60661. For info. (630) 355-0213.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 South Mill Street, Naperville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville, Ill., with the Rev. Basil Yender officiating. Interment will be in Lisle Cemetery, Lisle, Ill.
FRIEDRICH-JONES FUNERAL HOME, Naperville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2005