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Brenda Jo (Conkin) Peavler, 70 years old, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family Monday, March 1st, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Brenda was born August 27, 1950 in Kirksville, MO to Onnie and Betty (Flanagan) Conkin, they preceded her in death.

She married Raymond W. (Dub) Peavler Jr. in Green Castle, MO July 10, 1971 and three children were born to this marriage.

Survivors include: her husband, Raymond W. (Dub) Peavler Jr. of the home, Kelli (Russel) Straley of Green Castle, MO, Karri (Todd) Herzberg of Milan, MO, and Ryan (Megan) Peavler of Kirksville, MO; grandchildren, Aaron Herzberg, Blake (Angie) Straley, Wesley (Marissa) Straley, Ethan Herzberg (Lauren McHenry), Kassi Straley (Carson Quint), Raylan Peavler, and Rhett Peavler; Sister-in-law Shirley Roan of Novinger, MO, Brother-in-law Mike (Debbie) Peavler of Green Castle, MO; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Connie McCalister of Milan, MO, and Raymond Sr. and Violet Peavler of Green Castle, MO, and brother-in-law Kenny Peavler of Kirksville, MO.

Brenda grew up in Pennville, Missouri graduating from Green City R-1 High School. She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, reading, and watching her grandchildren. Brenda loved to cook for her family and always had Sunday dinners ready for them. In the summer you could find Brenda out mowing in the yard with Dub or working in their garden. Brenda was a Christian woman and read her bible every day. Brenda’s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she could be seen attending their sporting events and activities.

A graveside service for Brenda was held Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at the Green Castle Cemetery with Ryan Crist officiating. A visitation was held Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City, Missouri. Pallbearers were: Ryan Peavler, Russell Straley, Todd Herzberg, Blake Straley, Wes Straley, and Ethan Herzberg. Honorary Pallbearers were: Gary Powell, Raylan Peavler, Rhett Peavler, Kassi Straley, Marissa Straley, Angie Straley, Lauren McHenry, Mike Peavler, Megan Peavler, and Aaron Herzberg.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.