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Brenda Urban

May 3, 1945 — September 22, 2019

Brenda Urban


Brenda K. Urban, age 74, of Ellis, Kansas passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 peacefully at Hays Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. May she now rest after suffering so long. She was born on May 3, 1945 in Hays, Kansas, the eldest daughter of Earl and Eleanor (Stramel) Saunders. Brenda grew up in Hays and graduated from Hays High School in 1963.

Brenda was united in marriage to Darrell Dodge and this union was blessed with her daughters Dena and Kristi. Brenda was later united in marriage to the true love of her life Edward G. Urban. Brenda and Ed made their home in Ellis, Kansas.

Some of Brendas greatest joy came from spending time with her grandchildren. Brenda also enjoyed traveling, especially if the destination was a casino. During her later years Brenda suffered from numerous strokes as well as cancer. Throughout her illnesses she maintained her love of life and family. Brenda made a point to never miss a grandchilds school program or ball game. Brenda loved to work on puzzles with her daughters while listening to Elvis.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Ed of the home; daughters, Dena Kreutzer and husband Kevin of Abilene, Kansas and Kristi Whitman and husband Fred of Paradise, Kansas; Step-daughters Tammy of Oakley, Kansas and Debbie of Colby, Kansas; a step-son Mike of Oakley, Kansas; sisters Pam Bryant and husband Ernie of Hays, Kansas and Gloria Capaluto and husband David of Redlands, California. Brendas greatest legacy lives on in her four grandchildren that she loved so dearly. Brett Kreutzer, Holly Whitman, Ryan Kreutzer, and Kyle Whitman who will carry fond memories of their grandmother throughout their lives. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Eleanor Saunders of Hays and her sister Barb Heuser of Ventura, California.

A celebration of Brendas life will be at a later date. Arrangements in care of Brocks-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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