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Brenda J. Bear, age 63, life long resident of Elwood, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital following an extended illness. Brenda was born on March 18, 1956, in Elwood to Joseph and Eula (Bradford) Jarrett.
Brenda and her companion Howard "Skip" Burton shared 35 years together before he passed on Wednesday the 19th. Brenda was a member of Elwood VFW Post #5782 Auxiliary where she enjoyed Bingo and Shuffle board. She loved spending time with her family and friends.
Brenda is survived by her two sons, Joseph Adam (Rayna) Bear and Scott Burton both of Elwood, two step-sons, Howard Burton, Jr. of Kokomo and William Ray (Betty) Burton of Tipton, two step-daughters, Tonja (Jeff) Peters and Betty Byrum both of Pauls Valley, OK, brother, Harvey (Mary) Jarrett of Wilkerson, two sisters, Rita Jarrett-Miller of Tipton and Sheila (Albert) McPhearson of Elwood, 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren.
Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph E. & Eula Fay Jarrett, grandparents, George & Maude Johnson Jarrett and Harvey E. and Ade Bradford, her companion for 35 years, Howard "Skip" Burton and her sons father, Adam Bear, Jr.
Funeral service celebrating Brenda's life will be with her companions "Skip's" at 2:00 pm Monday, June 24, 2019, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood, with Pastor Jack Bess officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2019, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Elwood VFW Post #5782.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com