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Melva Jean Cook Brenner
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Birth: May 24, 1931
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2011
Kit Carson County
Colorado, USA

Jean (Cook) Brenner ~
Melva Jean Brenner, 79, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2011 at Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington.

She was born on May 24, 1931 near St. Francis, Kan., the daughter of James and Viola (Heinrich) Cook.

She attended country schools until the eighth grade and then graduated from St. Francis High School in 1947.

She married Harvey Brenner of Idalia in Denver on Sept. 9, 1948, and they made their home on the farm south and east of Idalia. Four children were born to their union: Sharilyn Kay, Teresa Jean, Vickie Ann, and Dennis Franz.

Jean worked at several jobs in the Idalia community: driving a school bus, Unit 8, for District RJ-2 and as a cook at the marina at Bonny Dam. After Harvey's retirement from the Colorado Division of Wildlife in 1985, Harvey and Jean managed the Super 8 Motel in Burlington for several years and later Jean became Senior Citizen Coordinator in Burlington. Jean then worked part-time at The Legacy in Burlington.

Jean was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ near Idalia and was active in the ladies guild for several years.

Jean is survived by her sister, Rita Helen Schuricht of Beaverton, Ore., and her brother, Keith Wilfred Cook of Goodland, Kan.; her four children: Sharilyn and Gary Mansfield of Wray; Teresa and Clyde Schaal of Burlington; Vickie and Bill Benson of Sterling; and Dennis Bren-ner of Colorado Springs.

She is also survived by her nine grandchildren: Jennifer and Todd Novak of Golden, Jeanne and Ron Jackson of Greeley, and Jill and Ron Scott of Greeley; Brian and Melissa Lewis of Brighton, Craig and Candice Schaal of Burlington, and Braden Schaal and fiancÚ Jenny Copple of Burlington; Lindsay Benson and Emily Benson of Sterling; and Dawson Brenner of Colorado Springs.

She is also survived by her 10 great- grandchildren: Cade and Brittany Novak, Jake and Raygan Jackson, and Braxton Scott; Porter, Payton, and Terrin Lewis; and Thomas and Weston Schaal. Also surviving Jean are numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Preceding Jean were her husband Harvey Brenner on July 11, 1996; her parents; her two brothers, Klifton and Kendall Cook.

Visitation is Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 1 to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington.

Burial will be at sunset on Friday, March 25, 2011 at St. John's Cemetery, Idalia.

Memorial services for Jean will be on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10 a.m. at St. John United Church of Christ, Idalia, with Pastor Charles Wright officiat-ing.

Memorials may be made in Jean's name to St. John United Church of Christ and may be left at or sent to the Frontier Bank, 107 S. 14th St., Burlington, CO 80807.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Love Funeral Home.

Burlington Record (CO)
Date: March 23, 2011 
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  Harvey Brenner (1928 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Cemetery
Yuma County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: Mar 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67433081
Melva Jean <i>Cook</i> Brenner
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 Added: Mar. 25, 2011

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