Brenda Lee Borders

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Brenda Lee (Trude) Borders, 71, Nevada, MO went to be with her Savior on Monday, June 3, 2024. She was born May 16, 1953 in Nevada to Robert Lee and Mary JoAnn (Newman) Trude.

Brenda grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School Class of ’71. Following high school, she began a career in the medical field. Her most important decision of her life is when she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into her heart during the summer of 1962. She met her future husband Larry Borders in January 1975, and they married on August 9, 1975 at Stony Point Baptist Church (Kansas City, KS). They spent their lives together in Kansas City, KS and Bashor, KS for 45 years before retiring to her hometown of Nevada, MO four years ago. They had three children together, five grandchildren and a great granddaughter on the way.

Brenda worked as a lab technician for 43 years at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She has been a member of Calvary Baptist Church (Nevada, MO) and Stony Point Baptist Church all her adult life. She loved being a mother and grandmother most of all. She also enjoyed cooking, caring for others, crafts, and vacations with her family.

Brenda was fortunate to retire with her husband to Nevada, MO and spend her last four years with her best friend, Aletta and her husband Jim Borders, Larry’s cousin.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Borders (48 years) of the home; three children, Rendi Cox (Josh), Gardner, KS, Larry Borders, Jr. (Sarah), Tonganoxie, KS, and Rebecca Borders, Nevada, MO; five grandchildren, Kaylee Kelvington (Isaac), Huntsville, AL, Alyssa Cox, Jaycee Cox, Gardner, KS, Shari Jo Borders, and Jayme Borders, Tonganoxie, KS; as well as two sisters, Debra Suter, Chicago, IL, and Donna Payne, Nevada, MO; several brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Bob and JoAnn Trude; and two siblings, Terry Trude and Becky Rider.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO with Pastor Terry Mosher officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Stony Point Baptist Church in Kansas City, KS would be very much appreciated.

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