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Brenda Gillihan-Conaway

Brenda Gillihan-Conaway

Brenda Ann Gillihan-Conaway, 56, of Marissa, IL was born on February 7, 1966, in Mt. Carmel, IL and passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at her home.

Brenda was a very sweet soul and had a kind and loving spirit.  She loved coloring and her baby dolls.  Brenda’s favorite thing to do was give hugs and say, “I love you.”

She was preceded in death by her parents – Charles and Martha, nee Morris, Gillihan.

She is survived by her sisters – Mary (Roman) Conaway on Marissa, IL; Julie Valley of Bell, MO.  She is also survived by many other brothers and sisters.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Marissa Girl Scouts.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Rea says:

    Although I don’t have all the right words to say
    But I will say heaven gained a very special angel. Brenda was so loved by so many, her very caring heart, so much love to give. Brenda was a remarkable person to know or get to know. So so very special.. many special times with her, I will miss her so incredibly much. Love you Aunt Brenda, give grandma and grandpa kisses and hugs for me. ❤❤❤❤

  2. Will miss you sweet sister ❤️

  3. Gene & Becky Sellers says:

    Rest in peace sweet Child of God.

  4. Laurie says:

    Dear Brenda,
    I first got the pleasure of meeting you in 2017.. From the moment I first met you, I felt so blessed by seeing you and watching you interact back n fourth playing and leaning on my broth…your brother n law. He would tease you and you would lean your head on him.. Brenda, when I first walked into the house…you said I was pretty. You made me smile… Brenda, you were the dearest, sweetest young lady I had ever met. You have touched my own little family’s hearts to, by your loving presence . We will always remember you and think about you often..Your voice is in my head and will never be forgotten. Your favorite words to say was, ” I LOVE YOU”.. How could anyone NOT Love you ……such a beautiful soul..You are now no longer in pain and made perfect by our Lord Jesus..No more sadness, & no more ain & tears. We love you forever Brenda. R.I.P. with our Lord and Savior. @—>— <3

  5. Debra Morris Eilers says:

    She was always a sweet beautiful soul, I love you Brenda, fly high, you are a beautiful angel❤

  6. Diane Davis says:

    God gained a Great Angel she is with her mom and dad and allot of other family members so she will still have all the love she will be so missed Brenda to you sweetheart with a big smile (like you ) I Love You !!!! We will always cherish all your memories

  7. Sharon Henneborn says:

    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss

  8. Pamela Sinn Hargan says:

    I dont know you all but she sounds like a sweetheart of an angel; now your guardian angel. I’m sure Jesus welcomed her home and into His loving arms.

  9. Charles and Monica Valley says:

    So sorry for your loss Brenda was one of the sweetest girl I knew

  10. Kim says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She is your angel now ❤️

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss. She is your angel now ❤️

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  2. So sorry for your loss Brenda was one of the sweetest girl I knew

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  3. I dont know you all but she sounds like a sweetheart of an angel; now your guardian angel. I’m sure Jesus welcomed her home and into His loving arms.

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  4. Jim and I are so sorry for your loss

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  5. God gained a Great Angel she is with her mom and dad and allot of other family members so she will still have all the love she will be so missed Brenda to you sweetheart with a big smile (like you ) I Love You !!!! We will always cherish all your memories

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  6. She was always a sweet beautiful soul, I love you Brenda, fly high, you are a beautiful angel❤

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  7. Dear Brenda,
    I first got the pleasure of meeting you in 2017.. From the moment I first met you, I felt so blessed by seeing you and watching you interact back n fourth playing and leaning on my broth…your brother n law. He would tease you and you would lean your head on him.. Brenda, when I first walked into the house…you said I was pretty. You made me smile… Brenda, you were the dearest, sweetest young lady I had ever met. You have touched my own little family’s hearts to, by your loving presence . We will always remember you and think about you often..Your voice is in my head and will never be forgotten. Your favorite words to say was, ” I LOVE YOU”.. How could anyone NOT Love you ……such a beautiful soul..You are now no longer in pain and made perfect by our Lord Jesus..No more sadness, & no more ain & tears. We love you forever Brenda. R.I.P. with our Lord and Savior. @—>— <3

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  8. Rest in peace sweet Child of God.

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  9. Although I don’t have all the right words to say
    But I will say heaven gained a very special angel. Brenda was so loved by so many, her very caring heart, so much love to give. Brenda was a remarkable person to know or get to know. So so very special.. many special times with her, I will miss her so incredibly much. Love you Aunt Brenda, give grandma and grandpa kisses and hugs for me. ❤❤❤❤

    Reply

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