Brenda L. Gaines

May 12, 1947 ‒ February 06, 2019

Galena, Ohio

Brenda Lee Gaines, age 71 of Galena, passed away Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on May 12, 1947 in Mt. Hope, WV to the late William and Hessie (Cruse) Boggs.  Brenda attended Brookhaven High School and later met the love of her life, Fred J. Gaines, whom she married June 12, 1964 in Columbus, OH. Together they shared nearly 55 wonderful years raising their family and making a home.

Brenda enjoyed gardening and tending to her flower beds, and had a passion for cooking. She also dearly loved going to garage sales with Fred to discover treasures ranging from her “flower frogs” to antiques and rustic finds. Brenda’s proudest accomplishment was raising her daughters (with Fred’s help, of course) and seeing them establish successful families of their own.

In addition to her loving husband, Brenda is survived by daughters Lisa (Dan) Busse, Marengo, and Michele (Tom) Limings, Marengo, and grandchildren Jake and Jared Limings, and Deven Busse.

Friends may call Monday, February 11th from 11:00 a. m. – 1:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. 61, Sunbury. Graveside services with Pastor Larry DeWitt officiating will follow at Burnside Cemetery, corner of Lewis Center & N. Old 3C Highway, Westerville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brenda’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 OH-37, Delaware, OH 43015,

Condolences and special memories may be shared at The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve the Gaines family.

  • Michele and Family

    We are so sorry to her about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.

    Jerry & Tina

  • Fred & the Gains family -Fred sorry to read the loss of your wife Brenda. God will look after you. — William Loop Jr

  • I’m incredibly sorry for your loss. It has been years since we have seen each other but I will be praying for all of the families involved. God Bless
    Tammy Lanning-Mannella