Brenda Kay Sweeney

Brenda died peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after battling cancer for a few short months. She was born January 22, 1958, in Lawrence, the daughter of Don and Vera Flora.

She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1976. After graduating high school Brenda had many jobs and met many friends along the way. She worked at Hallmark Cards in her earlier years before working at Sallie Mae as a claims adjuster for several years. Sallie Mae transitioned to DST and BFDS and she continued working there until leaving around 2019. Since then, she had been working at Housekeeping Unlimited during her partial retirement. She met so many great people and loved all her coworkers and clients.

Brenda married Steve Worley in June of 1980 and they divorced in 1993. She then married Bob on July 9th, 2009 after years of memories together as they were high school sweethearts.

Brenda was always known to be extremely hardworking, loving, and had a certain spiciness to her personality that everyone loved. She enjoyed spending time with her family for the holidays and the 4th of July was always her favorite. She would wear her special hat and always had a blast watching the fireworks late into the evening. She enjoyed her gardening and making salsa, as well as, her flower beds every spring. She always had a good time with everything she did and was the self proclaimed life of the party! She lived for her kids and especially her grandkids who she loved more than anything. She was the best mom and Mimi. She was a good friend to everyone she met along her journey.

She is survived by her loving husband Bob Sweeney, daughter Shannon Worley, and son Dallas Worley, step son and daughter, Kyle and Lindsey, grandchildren Riley, Peyton, Olivia, Kingston, and Kru, all of Lawrence, sister Debbie and brother in law Rick, of Olathe, KS, brother Larry of Ocala, FL, and father Don, of Lawrence. She was preceded in death by her mother Vera.

Visitation for Brenda Sweeney will be from 1-2 pm Thursday, March 14th, 2024 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in the care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. P.O box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.