Brenda S. Fitzgerald, 52, of Rensselaer, Mo., passed away at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at her home.

Brenda S. Fitzgerald, 52, of Rensselaer, Mo., passed away at 4:34 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Mark Welch will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Brenda’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

Brenda was born April 14, 1964, in Hannibal, Mo., to David Raymond and Carolyn Sue Wilson Mundle.

Brenda was married to Scott A. Fitzgerald on May 23, 1984, in Hannibal, Mo., at her parent’s home. He survives.

Other survivors include her parents, of Hannibal, Mo., one son, Andrew S. Fitzgerald (Aimee) of Quincy, Ill., one brother, Kevin Mundle (Kelly) of Hannibal, Mo.; three nieces, Heidi Mundle, Hallie Mundle and Cassie Lee; and one sister-in-law, Kelly Meyer (Jeff) of Monroe City, Mo. Brenda is also survived by her aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, John W. Fitzgerald, mother-in-law, Helen Fitzgerald, and her grandparents.

Brenda was a baker at the Palmyra Middle School for over 23 years. She loved everything about her job, especially the time shared with her co-workers and with the students. Brenda’s specialties included cookies, sweet rolls and cinnamon rolls.

Away from work, Brenda loved to spend time with her family at home, often relaxing near the fire pit. She cared deeply for her three pet Chihuahuas, Riley, Chico and Carly.

Brenda was Catholic by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Northeast Missouri Humane Society or the James E. Cary Cancer Center, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.