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Brenda G. Farmer

October 2, 1953 ~ March 13, 2020 (age 66)


Brenda G. Farmer - age 66 of Cowgill, MO passed away Friday morning, March 13th, 2020, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer, Missouri surrounded by family.

Brenda was born on October 2nd, 1953 in Braymer, Missouri to parents Cecil and Lula Mae (White) McBee. She accepted Christ as a child at Black Oak Methodist Church of rural Braymer, Missouri. Brenda grew up on a dairy farm south of Braymer where she learned the value of hard work. She graduated from Braymer High School in 1971.  Brenda married Dennis Farmer in 1972 at Black Oak Methodist Church. She attended Missouri Western State College and graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education, then received a master’s in education from Baker University.  Brenda taught Kindergarten and Title I Reading at Polo Elementary School from 1991 until 2006. Brenda was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Polo.

Brenda always put family first, dropping everything to help her children and grandchildren when needed. She loved teaching and was great with children. She was an active woman who was deeply involved in working with children and continued to do so for the majority of her life. Brenda really enjoyed music. She played the piano and also sang at Black Oak Methodist Church, Polo United Methodist Church and Cowgill Baptist Church, where she directed the children’s music programs. Brenda enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, animals and spending time with her grandkids. She really liked cats, although she was highly allergic to them. Brenda will be dearly missed.  

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Edwin McBee; and brother, Mark McBee.

Survivors: husband, Dennis Farmer, of Cowgill, Missouri; son, Darren (Elaine) Famer of Cowgill, MO; son, Denton (Bobbi) Farmer of Appleton City, MO; daughter Dana (Dustin) Sage of Springfield, MO; 8 grandkids, Keith, Kathryn & Kerrianne Farmer; Weston & Kylee Farmer; Mikaila Field, Macey & Molly Sage.  Brenda is also survived by her mother Lula Mae McBee, of Braymer, MO; sister, Joyce (Rev. Ronnie) Foley of Braymer, MO; sister, Karen (Chris) Krumrey, Chapin, South Carolina; brother, Charles McBee of Braymer, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to Black Oak Methodist Church or Cowgill Cemetery in care of the funeral home.  Funeral Service: 10 AM, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020, Polo United Methodist Church, Polo, MO: Visitation: 6 to 8 PM, Monday evening, Stith Family Funeral Home, Polo, MO. Friends may call after 9 AM, Monday, at the funeral home.  Interment: Cowgill Cemetery, southeast of Cowgill, MO. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home, Polo, MO. Online guestbook at

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March 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Family Funeral Home - Polo
301 E. Elm St.
Polo, MO 64671

Funeral Service
March 17, 2020

10:00 AM
Polo United Methodist Church
600 Main St
Polo, MO 64671

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