Visitation: 4:00 p.m. until 7:00
p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the McLean Christian
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the church
Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home,
Brenda Mason, 43, of McLean, passed away at 3:22
a.m., Sunday, May 22, 2016, at Advocate Bromenn
Medical Center in Normal.
Visitation for Brenda will be held from 4:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the
McLean Christian Church.
A Memorial Service will follow the visitation
Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the McLean Christian Church
with Mr. Tony Billingsley officiating.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Interment will
be in the McLean Cemetery at a later date.
Brenda Annette Lasswell was born July 20, 1972, in
Lincoln, the daughter of Larry and Wanda Foley
Lasswell. She married Michael Mason on December 19,
1992. He passed away on March 21, 2011.
Brenda is survived by her parents, Larry and Wanda
Lasswell, of McLean; one son: Andrew Mason, and his
special friend, Brittney Knudson; one daughter:
Kylie Mason, all of McLean; one sister: Becky (Joe)
Gaither of Stanford; two brothers: Brad (Alice Kay)
Lasswell of Williamsville, and Barry Lasswell of St.
Charles, Ill.; nephews: Ben Lasswell, Adam Gaither,
Evan Gaither, and Alec Gaither; and several aunts,
uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents,
one paternal aunt: Connie Lasswell, and several maternal aunts and
Brenda enjoyed her family, music, and reading. During her middle
school years, she was a cheerleader. Later, attending Olympia High
School, she had the role of Sandy in "Grease, " and the role of
Baroness in "The Sound of Music," was a class officer, and prom
queen her senior year. She graduated from Olympia High School in
1990. Brenda attended Western Illinois University and Illinois
Central College, which she participated in choir. She then attended
McKendree College in Lebanon. She taught vocal music in the Shiloh
Brenda was a loving, caring person, and she will be missed by her
family and many friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Autism Association or Mt.
Hope-Funks Grove Fire Department.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of
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