Brenda Jane Rhodes

Brenda Jane Rhodes, 55, of Kansas City, Missouri passed peacefully in her home on August 7, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11am, Monday, August 15, 2016 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service beginning at 10am. Ms. Rhodes was born March 12, 1961 in Independence, Missouri.
Ms. Rhodes was very creative and her hobbies included; drawing, writing, cooking, and listening to music – especially classic rock. She was a loving mother and had a huge heart. She loved many of her daughter’s friends as if they were her own children and loved having a house full of people. Not only did she have a love for people, but she loved animals just as much. Brenda was always the goofy one out of her brothers and sisters. She loved telling jokes, playing pranks, and could always make people laugh. For all these things she will be missed greatly.
Brenda is preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Rhodes, her mother and father; Norma and Phillip B. Chandler, Sr., and her brother, Phillip B. Chandler, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Adrienne Bernal Ermey and husband, Jared Ermey, granddaughter, Sienna Jane Ermey, brothers and sisters; Luke (Tina) Chandler, Lane Chandler, Stacey (John) Williams, and Karen (Al) Spungen, mother and father in law, Doug and Pat Rhodes, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 16th at El Dorado Springs City Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, MO. She will be laid to rest alongside her parents and brother, Bruce.


  1. Leticia Caldera & Family on August 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Wishing get you love and comfort as you walk through the loss of your beloved mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. She is now your guardian angel for always. Love you – Your L.A. Familia Caldera & Guillen

  2. Vicki & Joe Cusumano on August 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Abundance of love is what I felt when with Brenda. A joyful soul with a beautiful family, which I send my sincere condolenses. Much Love to you all for now and the days to come.

  3. Shannon (Gray) Barker on August 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Brenda was a big part of my life growing up. She was so fun-loving, caring, and not afraid to whoop my butt if I got out of line. She will be greatly missed. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all so very much.

  4. Cheryl (Hernandez) Campos on August 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I remember her as a sweet and joyful person as a young person. May her memory always be for a blessing. My heart goes out to all.

  5. Mark Salas on August 11, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Brenda was my Mothers SIster and Best friend for many years and they were two of the most loving and caring individuals I’ve ever met. She will be dearly missed by many… I am happy to have spent alot of time with her. May She rest in peace.

  6. Eve Lofthus on August 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    What a beautiful women who raised a beautiful daughter. My thoughts are with your family!

  7. Mickie Stockstill-Taylor on August 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I met and worked with Brenda at Hallmark Cards. She always kept me laughing. She was a beautiful soul.

  8. Tina Depew on August 11, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

  9. Gary Hough on August 11, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Pat, know that our prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  10. Debbie Richardson on August 12, 2016 at 6:13 am

    Although it hurts to see you go, I am happy to know you are reunited with Tim…
    I will never forget our visits to Its A Beautiful Day, Coopers, Los Tulas, THE HANGOUT & our hours of listening to the GREAT music!!!
    I love you girl!!! No more pain or loneliness! Loads of good times with you Bren….!!!!!!!

  11. Rev Toni Stephens Coleman on August 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Dear Lane, sad to hear of your loss. Sending you and your family love and comfort and a big hug. Hope to see you son. Blessings, Rev Toni

  12. Vicki Hewett on August 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Adrienne and the whole Chandler family, it’s just hard to express the sadness I feel in hearing that Brenda is gone. It brings back so many childhood memories of all the fun we had when all the cousins got together. Every single cousin was a beautiful, kind soul who loved our family. We’ve all gone our separate ways and done various things with our lives, but I know that we’ve never forgotten the bond we have as cousins, or the love we have for family. Brenda always demonstrated that love for family, every time I saw her, which was not enough… butI always knew how much she genuinely cared about us. A beautiful soul, I pray that she is happy and joyful now, rejoicing to seeTim, Aunt Norma, Uncle Arkie, and Bruce. God bless and comfort you all. I love you Brenda!

  13. Jill Medina on August 12, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Brenda was my co-worker for a number of years. She was always a kind-hearted person who was fun to work with. She will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family.
    Jill Medina

  14. Cheryl Seever Hanlon on August 14, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I lived 2 doors from the Chandlers in the 70’s. I now live across the street from Lane in Lees Summit. Brenda was always the life of the party, whether just hanging out or causing havoc with me on the block. Such a shame that we lost such a great, genuine person, so young. My heart goes out to your family. If you need anything, please let me know.

  15. Cheryl Seever Hanlon on August 14, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I also just remembered that my oldest daughter was friends with Brenda’s daughter in school. She will be very sad to hear her friend, Adrienne lost her mother so young. Condolences to you all.

  16. Dave Wells on August 14, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I love you Brenda. I’m sorry we couldn’t see more of each other over the past few decades, but I will always cherish the memories we shared as kids, cousins, whenever we were able to get together at family reunions and such. You’re love was always deep and genuine, and yes, you were the goofy and fun one in our family. I will miss you dearly, but I know you are with our Father (and your mom and dad and Bruce!) and are happy to be having that reunion. Prayers for the rest of your family as we all feel our loss.

  17. Heather (Keith) Patrick on August 15, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I worked with Brenda for many years. She was kind and loving person. Always willing to help someone and was a fun person to be around. She could always make me laugh when I was feeling down or just needed to be cheered up. Our prayers are with her and her family.

  18. Laura Theriault on August 16, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Love this picture of Brenda. It shows her magnificent contagious smile! I have not seen Brenda in many years but will always remember her sense of humor and fun-loving, caring spirit. Prayers of comfort for all her friends and family who will miss her so much.

  19. Bren on December 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm


    Girl I went by your house today and I noticed you weren’t there. My heart told me that something wasn’t right, so I googled you and I learned of your passing. My heart is heavy as you know we had some memorable times. The funny thing that I remembered was when we met and we discovered we shared the same nickname “Bren” it was funny to call each other “Bren”. My faith in the lord let’s me know you are in a happier place. May God continue to bless your family. -Love Bren

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