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Brenda Joyce Kowal

Mrs. Brenda Joyce Kowal age 76 of Lebanon passed away September 16, 2017, at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital. She was born in Wilson County, Tennessee, to the late James Pitts Robinson and Frances Elizabeth Douglas Robinson.  She worked as a patient care tech in a hospital in New Jersey for several years.  She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lebanon.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Kowal Sr.; two brothers:  James P. Robinson Jr. and Larry Douglas Robinson.

Survived by five children: Cynthia Tercek, Richard (Deborah) Laverty, Robert (Roseanne) Laverty, Edward (Maryanne) Laverty, Frederick (Jennifer) Kowal Jr.; two sisters:  Elizabeth Foster, Kay (Robert) Vanatta; twenty grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Rev. Kira Schlesinger officiating. Visitation Tuesday 4-7 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Teresa Botts says:
    Brenda was a beautiful person. We enjoyed her visits at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center. I will miss her sense of humor, laughter and sweet smile.
  2. Angela Robinson says:
    I will always love you Aunt Brenda. I will a hold a special place in my heart for you foever. Fly high love.
  3. Ed, MaryAnn and the boys says:
    Rest in peace Mom/Nana–We love you and will always remember your positivity and contagious laugh….Always in our hearts<3
  4. JIMI & EXPO says:
    Our hearts are saddened over the lose of Brenda our dear friend. The Kowal family have always held a special place in our hearts…. Praying for you
  5. JANET TEMCHUS says:
    Brenda spread you to all that knew her.
  6. JANET TEMCHUS says:
    Joy !
  7. Shaun & Tiffany Matthews says:
    Melissa and family, praying for you during this difficult time. We love you guys.
  8. Robin Roach says:
    I met Brenda and Kay in a cruise and she was a joy to spend time with. We have kept in touch and we were talking about taking another cruise when she was feeling better. She had an awesom personality and I will miss her. Prayers to the family, she will be missed.
  9. Patti Santiago says:
    Aunt Brenda,
    Those we Love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
    -Unknown
    You will remain in our hearts forever.
  10. Sheila says:
    My condolences go out to the Kowal family. I will keep you all in my prayers. May your forever be in your Hearts. May she forever Rest In Peace
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