Brenda Kay Cisney of North Liberty passed away on Monday September 19, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving children. Brenda Kay Walls was born on December 10, 1951, to the late Ernest Walls and Virginia Litteral Walls Holmes. She graduated from North Liberty High School in 1970. On July 18, 1970, Brenda was united in marriage to Darell M. Cisney. Together they shared 40 years of marriage before his passing on March 29, 2011.
Brenda and Darell made their home on Main Street, raising four children: Rhonda (Ben) Hesch, Denise (Charlie) Szilagyi, Dara (Scott) Richie, and Jason Cisney. She loved her children and was a great source of support for them throughout the years.
Brenda’s love for her children could only be surpassed by her love for her grandchildren; Bailey Hedstrom (Teresa Meyer), Joey Hedstrom (Kamila Kawecki), Shelby Vandall (Tyler Garab), Allison Vandall, Logan Richie, Landon Richie, Addie Holland (Tyler Patterson) and Ryker Cisney.
Holidays were a special time of gathering around the table where Brenda always prepared enough food for everyone to take home leftovers. She was a great cook and was famous for her mac-n-cheese amongst her grandchildren. Brenda also enjoyed reading, gardening, puzzles and binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy. Brenda recently retired from John Glenn School Corporation after 30 years working in food service at North Liberty Elementary School. She made many wonderful friends over the course of her career, including Michelle Helminger, who was like a bonus daughter to her.
In addition to her children and grandchildren, Brenda is survived by her siblings Mike Walls, Ron (Dave Leyba) Walls, Don (Ellie) Walls and Gina (Lane) Groves; her in-laws; Jeanette Maples, Diane (Cloid) Kime, Bunnie (Jim) Rimbaugh, Jim (Sondra) Cisney, Karen Quinlivan and Tim (Lori) Cisney. She is also survived by her Stepfather, Earl Holmes and her sister-in-law and wonderful friend Deb Walls as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Brenda was preceded in death by her husband Darell, her parents, brothers Ernie and Larry, sister Kathy and nephew Donnie.
The family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and 10 South for the care they provided to Brenda.
Services for Brenda will be held Friday, September 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Palmer Funeral Home, 202 N. Main St., North Liberty IN. Friends and family may visit with the family from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Graveside services and burial will follow at Westlawn Cemetery in North Liberty. Dinner at the American Legion in North Liberty to follow the services.
Memorial Contributions in Brenda’s honor may be made to the American Legion 308 S. Reed St., North Liberty, IN 46554.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com
American Legion North Liberty
308 S. Reed Street, North Liberty IN 46554