Brenda Kay Denny

March 09, 1965 ‒ December 03, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Brenda Kay Denny, age 50 of Delaware passed away at home Thursday, December 3, 2015 following a long battle with T-cell Lymphoma cancer since 2010.

She was born on March 9, 1965 in Delaware to the late Richard E. Heineman and Ruby E. (Bennett) Howard of Delaware.  After graduating from Delaware Hayes High School in 1983 she earned an associate arts degree from The Ohio State University. For 20 years she worked as a STNA at Arbors of Delaware.

Fiercely independent her life centered around her family. She was a wonderful baker and cook. All that she made was good; especially her fried chicken and mashed potatoes.  She also enjoyed tending to her garden and yard.  With a fondness towards Amish country she took a liking to their many crafts and homemade goods.

Always ambitious she collected candles and angels. She treasured time spent caring for the elderly and grandchildren. Never one to ask for anything, she will be remembered for her independence, caring ways, unique personality and love of family.

Brenda is survived by daughters Tosha Heineman of Delaware and Brandy Heineman (Jeff Riffle) of Richwood, grandchildren Cassius, Lillian, Cy, and Joseph, and Brittney Mitchell whom she considered her own granddaughter, James Denny the father of her children, brother Richard Heineman of Morrow County, sisters Bonnie Campbell, Carol Heineman, Connie DeWitt, Diane Cooke, Debbie Coleman, aunt Evelyn Mattox, dear friend Eva Jacobs and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her father she was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Lou Bennett, father of Tosha’s son Cassius; Virgil Mitchell III, best friend Sonja Brewer, and niece Mary Ellen Jo Coffman.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, with Chaplain Bruce Benzing officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery following a horse drawn funeral cortege.

Condolences may be expressed at


  • My dear friend your journey has come to an end. May you be free of pain. Brenda loved her children and grandchildren. She was a friend to many. I feel blessed to have known her.

  • Brenda my friend I will miss talking to you so much!We went over grandkids,memories,latest news and lately how tired you were and how you wanted it to be over!No more struggle,no more pain!You earned and got your wings! You will be dearly missed and our thoughts are going to your family who I know is devastated!Sending love!Rest in peace my friend!

  • Fly free with the Heavenly Arc Angels…now my dear friend you to are one of those beautiful Angels. No more pain/suffering. Love from Tina and Heather.

  • Mom-
    I love you and admire you more than you will ever know.
    Thank you for being who you were and teaching me about life.
    You are/will be greatly missed by me, Tosha, your grand children, family, friends and anyone you came in contact with.
    I couldn’t have asked for a better mother. You were theme best! You loved me unconditionally and I am forever grateful for that.
    I am sending you a million hugs and my love for eternity.
    I hope to see you in my dreams.
    Please always watch over me until I see you again.
    Love forever and always, your baby girl.

  • Brenda was such an amazing woman. She always made everyone around her feel included and loved. She taught me how to be a great healthcare worker and the importance of hard work. Her memory will live on in all who knew and loved her.

  • Brenda I haven’t seen u in a long time. At arbors. I thought of u often. I have my thoughts of our working together. It was fun. We got alot done u and i. I will miss u my friend. Until we meet again…. peggy

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Brenda. May God give you strength. May he comfort you now and in the months to come. Psalms 46:1.

  • Brenda you were the best sister ever no one can ever take your place. You were always there for me and my kids I will never forget it. Your going to be missed dearly by a lot of people. R.I.P. Sis Love you

  • Brenda- My grandfather Charles Bennett, father Steven Bennett, and mother Diana Bennett loved you dearly. I also loved you as my cousin. You were always sweet and genuine to everyone who knew you. May God take your spirit to heaven and you rest in peace. My heart felt prayers to everyone who knew you.

    Warm Hugs,

    Sheila Bennett, Kelvin Hassan, and Sarah Ramirez, Deborah Bennett, and Tonya Bennett-Colombe, Steven Bennett, and Diana Bennett

  • I am so sorry that you are gone Brenda and I will miss our late night conversations, but I am so happy for you that you are no longer in the devastating pain that you were in. Be well now and happy with the Lord. I will always think of you as an angel flying high and free.

  • Brenda, you were a piece of sunshine for me. The world has lost a precious angel.
    I will never forget you & all the good work you did with & for
    your patients & their families, including mine. I am sorry we lost our connection a few years ago. You were never far from my thoughts & heart. May you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.