The daughter of Ealon and Jeanette (Rose) Oglesby, Brenda was born on Sept. 15, 1947, in Hamilton, Ohio. She was a graduate of LaCota High School.
On Sept. 7, 1967 in Bourbon, Brenda became the bride of Ronald “Hillbilly” Black. Ron preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1998.
Brenda had worked as a lab technician at Flexible foam in Elkhart since 1981.
She enjoyed shopping for clothes and loved bright colors, which was evident in the way she decorated her house.
Brenda is survived by a son and a daughter and their families: Ronald J.(Diane) Black and their son: Cody Austin Black, Plymouth; Barbara J.(Joe) Blakley and their children: Samantha Marie and Christopher James Blakley, Bremen.
Jeanette Oglesby, Brenda’s mother, also survives along with a sister: Sandra Woods, Mason, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her father: Ealon; her husband: Ron and a sister: Pam Bown.
Friends may visit with the family from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. The funeral will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 2 p.m.
Memorial gifts in Brenda’s name may be made to the American Lung Society, 802 W. Wayne Street, Ft. Wayne.