Brenda Kay Bower, 51


Brenda Kay Bower, 51 of Carlyle, died on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at her home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Zieren Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Bower was born in Jacksonville, on July 25, 1969, a daughter of Cleveland and Delores (Hartman) Plunkett. She married Brent Bower on Aug. 30, 2008, in Brown County, IN, and he survives in Carlyle.

Mrs. Bower loved her family, her pets, her church and her community. She was a member of the Carlyle Christian Church and helped others through her work with the Carlyle Rotary Club. In her spare time, she loved to cook and bake, and also enjoyed boating.

Mrs. Bower is survived by her husband; parents; children, Sarah Rinker, Daniel Fenton, Brittany (Matthew) Rose and Brooke Bower; grandchildren, Tyson and Zoie Fenton; a brother, Michael (Heather) Plunkett; a sister, Debbie (Danny) Patton; and nephews, August Plunkett and Doug Patton.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Bower are suggested to the Carlyle Christian Church Outreach Center or to the Clinton County Humane Society. Memorial donations will be received through Zieren Funeral Home, PO Box 276, Carlyle, IL 62231. Condolence may be left online at


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