Brenda L. Ackerman

October 27, 1959 ‒ March 25, 2010

Marion, Ohio

Brenda L. Ackerman, 50, of Marion, her graceful and courageous four year battle with cancer ended Thursday, March 25, 2010, at home with her family.

She is survived by and was born to Raymond and Marcella (Fulton) Atkinson on October 27, 1959, she was the eldest of a brother Gregg (Maureen) Atkinson of Xenia, Ohio, and a sister Dena (Jim) Quinn of Trinidad, Colorado, all of whom survive. She was a 1978 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended Miami University for one year, then began working, eventually moving to Marion when hired at the Residential Home Association of Marion. It was during that time that she met and married Terry Ackerman on March 22, 1986.

Brenda was the proud and very loving mother of four children, Justine 20 a sophomore at Ashland University, and River Valley students Hannah 18, a senior, Ian 14, 7th grade, Benjamin 11, 5th grade. Brenda also cared for and nurtured for many years her self proclaimed “adopted daughter” Lauren Jerew 19, a freshman at The University of Iowa. Other than her children, Brenda’s proudest achievement was graduating from OSUM with a Bachelors in English in the spring of 2005, at which time she was published in the Cornfield Review and the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

Her family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, at the St. John Windfall Lutheran Church (Windfall), 5070 Newmans-Cardington Road E., Cardington, where a celebration of life service will follow at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor Edward Wahl officiating.

The Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Brenda L. Ackerman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marion General Hospice, 278 Barks Rd. W., Marion, Ohio 43302, American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1335 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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