Eva Pearl Brenner

Brenner-Eva obit

Eva Pearl Brenner, 95, died peacefully at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at her home at Campbell House, Bellefontaine.

She was born in rural Bellefontaine on April 21, 1918, a daughter of the late Joseph Ephriam and Thelma R. Young Jackson.

On Oct. 23, 1937, she married Orval Christopher Brenner in DeGraff and he died Nov. 4, 2000. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, Paul, William and John L. Jackson; and two sisters, Emma Cloninger and Kathryn Danner.

Survivors include three sons, Phillip (Ellen) Brenner of Port Jefferson and Floyd (Ruby) Brenner and Wayne (Charlene) Brenner, both of Bellefontaine; three daughters, Mary Jane (William) Zirkle of Arkansas, Janet Bell of Huntsville and Phyllis Brenner of Bellefontaine; two brothers, Charles A. “Sonny” (Charlotte) Jackson of Bellefontaine and Howard “Bud” (Jenean) Jackson of DeGraff; one sister, Helen Mohr of DeGraff; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A homemaker and 1936 graduate of DeGraff High School, she was a member of Gretna Brethren Church, the church Gleaners W.M.S. and the Ever Ready Club.   

Pastor Larry Brown officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the funeral. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Susan G. Koman for the Cure.

Condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/madden.