Brenda K. Gallogly

March 01, 1952 ‒ December 27, 2017

Fredericktown, Ohio

Brenda K. Gallogly, 65, of Fredericktown passed away Wednesday evening, December 27, 2017 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She was born in Mount Vernon on March 1, 1952 to the late Richard and Ruth (Davis) Shock.

Brenda was a 1970 graduate of the Fredericktown High School.  She worked for the former TRW in Mount Vernon and was a foster mother for many years.  Brenda attended the Clearfork Wesleyan Church.  She enjoyed making crafts, quilting, needle point, crocheting and vacationing in Gatlinburg with family friends, but what gave Brenda the most enjoyment in life was being a mother.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Gary Gallogly whom she married on July 25, 1970; children, Lance (Ericka) Gallogly of Fredericktown, Brady Gallogly of Cincinnati, Patty Gallogly of Newark, Michael (Gale) Gallogly of Mount Vernon, Carina Gallogly of Mount Vernon, Dominick Gallogly of Fredericktown, Raniya Gallogly of Fredericktown and Cobee Gallogly of Fredericktown; 7 grandchildren; and a brother, Rodney Shock of Mount Vernon.

In addition to her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by a son, Caleb Robert Gallogly; and an infant sister.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Brenda at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown.  Inurnment will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery near Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6810 or

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  • Oh the great memories Brenda and I shared. We spent many of times at each other houses. We hung wallpaper at each other’s homes. At their home we decided to wallpaper the outlet covers…we learned that is not as easy as it sounds!!

    I think sometimes Gary must of thought I lived there!!

    We enjoyed doing crafts together and always had a great time.

    We had a restaurant we only went to for their homemade chicken salad. We decided we could make it!! Many attempts but we finally succeeded and actually ours was better!!

    Brenda use to refer to me as her “Little Siss”. I always wanted a big sister so she became mine!

    And of course Brenda and I was crazy about Max and Muttly!! Whatever we did we included our two Precious dogs! We always laughed we was going to make M&M costumes and enter a parade!! And who could forget Slick!! What a ferret he was!!

    Even though the last several years life went on and we didn’t have a lot of contact we still loved each other.

    Brenda… I love you and you were the best big sis

    Gary and family my heart aches with you. Love and prayers to you.

  • I am so saddened by the news of Brenda’s passing. She was a friend and mentor. She welcomed this very nervous woman to the Harts’s Family Center family in 1981 with a smile and hug. We cut many yards of fabric and made many crafts while working together. Brenda, I will miss seeing you at softball games and I adored your Facebook posts. To Gary and the whole Gallogly family, my God be with you. Prayers.

  • Sorry for your loss.Brenda was a classmate and friend we reconnected on Facebook in the pass few years she helped me when I had myopen heart surgery comforting words. Fly high my friend prayers for the family Charlotte Thompson Pack

  • My heart is broken for Brenda’s children whom she loved beyond words.
    I’m praying for all of you- Gallogly family.
    Special BIG Hugs to Carina, Raniya & Cobee.
    Ms. Jeni
    Jennifer Kempton & family

  • My heart aches for you guys Brenda was 1 special person she will be missed by many Shea up with there with her Mom and Dad. Mine are with her too we had wonderful parents .She was 1 wonderful wife and mother and I know she will be so missed but I am sure she is looking down at her EARTHLY FAMILY with her love Diane

  • So Sorry to here of the loss of Brenda She was a wonderful person we worked together for many years God Bless your Family Karen Mortimer

  • So sorry to hear of Brenda s passing. Always had a good time when she came in the salon to get her hair done. Many good memories. Will surely miss her smiling face. Prayers to you all .

  • To the Gallogly Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. I went to school with her and would see her around town over the years. May God Bless you and give you strength for your family during this time.

  • We are sending our deepest sympathy. Brenda loved her family beyond words and will be very missed. May the Lord bless you and comfort you in this difficult time.

  • Gallogly Family
    So sorry to hear about Brenda.We had some great time with Gary and Brenda when we were at Wesleyan Church. I can still hear her laugh,it was so contagious.
    I ask that the Good Lord to comfort you through this hard time.
    Kelly ball

  • We are sorry to hear about Brenda. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you.

  • Gary and family,
    Larry and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Brenda. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to read about Brenda’s passing. She was a special person. When you see the sun shining through the clouds, you will know that is Brenda’s smile and wonderful personality shining down on us. Sending her family our deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So very sad to hear of Brenda’s passing. My heart hurts for you Gary, and your family. Keven and I will keep you in prayers during this difficult time. I will always remember her beef and noodles, she made the best!!
    Love in Him……..

  • Such sad news. Brenda, you will be surely missed. I so enjoyed knowing you throughout the years with school activities and Cub Scout Pack 350. I admired your dedication to helping others. Prayers and extra hugs to your family. Loved you, Brenda.

  • I remember Brenda from our days at Kelsey Hayes/TRW. We would talk about a lot of things, but at the forefront of her thoughts was God. She told me about Jesus, and it sparked something inside me that wanted to know more. I am blessed that we had crossed paths, my life is better for having known her. So sorry for your loss.

  • I am in shock of the news and my heart breaks for Brenda and her family. We started at Harts Dept. Store when they opened in 1979 and spent many hours together, then again at TRW for 12 more years. We enjoyed each others company and talked about everything under the sun. We laughed and giggle much of the time, as everyone knows she did. She was a good friend to me and to countless others. May God comfort and bless the family in this difficult time. She will be missed.

  • Gallogly’s, my sincerest condolences. She was such a wonderful, happy and sweet lady. Her love, honesty and sincerity manifested itself through her kids. One of my oldest and best friends could not be a better person and it’s because of her. I love you guys!

  • Gary and family. Praying for all of you. Just lean on God for your strength. Just too many years of knowing,loving,and careing to put into words what I’m feeling. I do get comfort in knowing that Brenda is with God and she is completely healed.No more head aches,no more heart problems,no more back problems,and all the others she has suffered for years. What a friend to have sence grade school. Love you all ! Peach

  • Brenda worked just across the isle from me at TRW/KELSEY. She had such a loving and caring heart. You knew you were in the presence of a true friend. Peace and comfort to her family.

  • To all I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Brenda through Ruthie, her being a dear friend of mine. Now I know they are both up there having a great time. RIP Brenda give Ruthie a kiss for me.

  • Gary and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With deepest sympathy Dennis/ and Doris

  • My heart hurts to learn that Brenda has passed. I am so very sorry. I will not be able to attend her celebration of life I will get getting a stint in my graft then but your entire family will be in my heart and thoughts . Rest in heavenly peace Brenda. Prayers are with you all.

  • We wish to express heartfelt condolences at the passing of your beloved wife and mother.
    Brenda had the heart of a servant and honored Jesus by her actions of love and care for those in need.
    I will cherish the memory of her smile, her laugh, and her tender, loving, giving spirit.
    Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Gary and family, May God surround all of you with his arms. Brenda was a wonderful person.She will be greatly missed

  • Gary, Lance, Brady, Michael, Carina, Nick, Raniya, and Cobee,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Brenda was such a dear woman, friend, wife, and mother. She loved you all so very much. I learned so much from her about being a mother in the short time that I lived next door and was part of your life. I will never forget her sweet smile, laugh, and kind hugs. I find peace in knowing she is with Robert and her mom now. My thoughts and love are with you all today.

  • To the gallogly family sorry for the loss of a mother,sister and best friend she is always in our hearts love you guys and Brenda is always looking down on us love you Brenda

  • Gary & family, We are all very very sorry to learn of your loss of Brenda. Sorry we missed the notice and the calling hours this past week. Please take care and know we are all praying for each of you. Lean on the Lord in these trying times for he cares for you, is a friend that sticks closer than a brother and will never leave you nor forsake you. Love in Christ.

    Steve & Ruthann, Julie & Jeff and Cathy & Larry

  • Dear Gary and family: I am so sorry to read of Brenda’s passing. I pray for strength and comfort for all of you at this difficult time.