Brenda Joy Stringer

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Brenda Joy Stringer, 69, of Terre Haute, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

She worked at H&R Block for more than 25 years, where she was not only a tax preparer but taught numerous courses and was a mentor to many new tax preparers.

She was born March 26, 1950 in Greencastle to Lawrence Applegate and Norma Jean (Ellis) Applegate.

Brenda is survived by her daughter, Mercedes Eden (Chris) of Sheridan; son Geoffrey Stringer (girlfriend Marci Hartwig) of Carleton, Mich.; grandchildren Alexis Stringer, Andrew Eden, Wyatt Eden and Kent Eden; father-in-law Clyde Stringer, Sr.; and sister-in-law Samantha Stringer.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother Mary Jane Applegate and her husband, whom she married Friday, Feb. 13, 1970, Clyde Stringer Jr., and he died May 27, 2016.

Brenda and Clyde lived in Europe, mostly Germany, for several years before returning to Terre Haute to start their family. She loved camping and sitting around a campfire with friends and she passed that love of camping on to her children and grandchildren. .

She was a lifelong member of NCHA-FCRV.

She was a fantastic grandma and loved her grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 14 from 4-8 p.m. in Samaritan Funeral Home with graveside services on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Stilesville Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Burial will then follow in Stilesville Cemetery.

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