Brenda L. Lassman passed away peacefully in the morning in her sleep in Overland Park, Kansas on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was 63 years old.
Brenda was born in Wichita, Kansas to Max Collier and Jane Patterson Collier, on February 7, 1957, the youngest of 2 children. She grew up in Derby, Kansas attending school there, graduating from Derby High School in 1975.
Brenda worked years as a secretary before getting her Associate of Arts from Johnson County Community College in 1995. This started her career as a paralegal in the Lawrence and Kansas City area working for several law firms until she retired in 2015.
Brenda met her husband, John, in 1987 while they both worked in Wichita, KS, she was in the accounting department of Kansas Gas & Electric and John was in the accounting department of Wolf Creek. They married June 4, 1988. They had their only child, David, on January 14, 1991. They remarried again December 31, 2005.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Joe Brannon; and her brother, Steve Collier.
Brenda is survived by her husband, John Lassman, of Overland Park, KS and son, David Lassman, of Lawrence, KS. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Cindy Pennie and her husband Dana and Jeanne Lassman, as well as five nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 S. Black Bob Rd. Olathe, KS 66062. Immediately following the service, the family will receive guests for fellowship with refreshments until 4:00 PM, also at the funeral home. This is casual attire, please come as you are to visit and remember the life of Brenda.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Valley Hope of Atchison, 1816 N 2nd St, Atchison, KS 66002.
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