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Brenda Kay Tatum

June 25, 1955 — January 23, 2022

Brenda K. Tatum, 66 of Tipton died Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville.  She was born in Gideon, Missouri on June 25, 1955 to Shirley and Gracie (McCool) Thurston.  She enjoyed 33 years of marriage with her husband John Tatum.

Brenda was a hard worker.  She completed her CNA training and began working in several nursing facilities over the years.  She has also worked for several factory businesses prior to becoming a stay at home wife in 2004.  Summers would find her enjoying the atmosphere at Silver Lake fishing, boating and just “hanging out”.  Brenda enjoyed dining out and attending the outdoor concerts with her friends at the park in Warsaw.  She was well liked and never met a stranger.

Brenda is survived by her husband John of Tipton; children Jeremy Ellis (Chenelle) and Mellisa Rivera; grandchildren Megan Ellis, Kreegan Robledo, Emily Robledo; Uncle Paul and Aunt Linda McCool, Uncle Sonny Menz; several cousins, nieces and nephews, in-laws Brian Davis, David Tatum (Jean), Duane Tatum (Arlene), Bruce Tatum (Nancy), Martha Tatum; friends Ron Rasberry and Marcy Henry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister Sherry Davis, a brother Carl Thurston; father-in-law Gerald Tatum; brothers-in-law Stephen Tatum and Michael Tatum and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home.  Paul McCool will officiate.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will also be Sunday from Noon until service time.

Memorial donations may be made to the Tipton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 237, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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