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Brenda DiSandro

Apr 23rd, 1952 - Feb 25th, 2022


Memorial Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


     Brenda Joyce DiSandro, age 69, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, February 25, 2022, at her home.

     She was born April 23, 1952, in Champaign, the daughter of Lloyd George and Velma June (Cooper) Schoonover.  She was united in marriage to Benjamin W. Phillips in 1987 and he preceded her in death.  She later married Nicholas Keith DiSandro on July 5, 2003, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2019.

     Brenda worked for Clay County Health Department for 25 years, working in Home Health and volunteering in Hospice.  She enjoyed staying active working in the garden, fishing, and caring for her flowers.  She never sat still unless it was to kick your butt playing the card game Skip-Bo.  She was a member of the Flora First Baptist Church.  Brenda cared for a number of beloved pets over the years and enjoyed visiting and catching up with friends and family.

     She is survived by her children: Mike (Marki) Griffin of Port Orchard, WA, Angela (Rob) McKnight of Flora, Robbie (Betty) Murphy Flora; step-son: Norman (Shannon) DiSandro of Lubbock, TX; 8 grandchildren: Heather (Andy) Wasserman, Amber (Anthony) Cummins, Ryan Griffin, Trevor Murphy (Tori), Cierra Griffin (Brody), Dakota Murphy (Cameron), Cassandra Williamson, and Jon Murphy; 5 great-grandchildren: Chase, Blake, Emmitt, Cassidy, and Izaya; 3 brothers: Gene Schoonover of Fisher, Fred (Debbie) Schoonover of Seymore, and Curtis Schoonover of Louisville; special friend: Mike Griffin; and several nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; 2 brothers: Dale and John Schoonover; and a sister-in-law: Renee Schoonover.

     A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice, Clay County Cancer Crusaders, or Fur a Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: 


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Barb Tackitt

February 25th

I’m so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I worked with her for many years and loved her. She had a heart of gold.

Brenda Rinehart

February 25th

What a precious, giving soul you were. Thankful to have known you. RIP my friend.

Chris Osborn

February 26th

I worked many years with Brenda. She was a true friend and loved by all who knew her. She had a heart of gold and was always so genuine and kind. She will be dearly missed. Sending prayers for comfort to the family. Hugs

Tammy Akes

February 26th

One sweet hard working caring compassionate lady! Heaven got another good one today. Hugs to all.

Sara Wright

February 26th

So sorry for your loss Betty and Robbie. She was such a nice lady. She helped my mother from time to time.

Jennifer Hurd

February 26th

I will miss Brenda and all the times we had , still doesn’t feel real . She was always there for advice and taught me a lot … I will never forget her !

Sheila Greenwood

February 26th

She was an amazing person, I worked with her at Flora Care Center many years ago and learned alot from her. She was always so kind! She will be missed my many. RIP my friend

Fred & Lynne Gocey

February 26th

Sorry to read this but as you said yesterday, she is whole again and no pain. I know you will miss her terribly. It is so hard to lose your mother. Prayers to you all.

Bud & Linda Martin

February 26th

Angie and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. You were a fantastic daughter to your mother. Our prayers are with y’all. We love you. RIP Brenda❤️

David Bryden & Family

February 26th

Dear Angie - While we are sad for your loss on Earth, we take comfort in knowing your mother is no longer in pain, and instead, she is gardening with the Angels and reuniting with her lost loved ones. We are keeping you close in our prayers and thoughts. David Bryden Meredith Bryden Jennifer, Tom and Anthony Shermer

Tawanna White

February 26th

So sorry for your loss...

John & Lisa Haycock

February 26th

Angie & Family…so sorry for your loss…I loved your mom she always had a beautiful Smile and kind words to share….continued prayer for all of u

Tabby Leathers

February 26th

Angie, Mike and Robby, my heart hurts for all of you! Our family thought alot of your mom. I know she's leaving a big hole in your hearts. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Karen Smith

February 26th

I remember well meeting Brenda when Angie and Wendy became friends. She and I were at many school and community events. So many people appreciated her help through the Health Department. She loved her children and grandchildren. Prayers and hugs.


February 28th

One of the sweetest ladies ever careng for those that needed her . God gained a beautiful gal.. hugs to the family..

Betsy Eckelberry

February 28th

Brenda will be missed buy a lot of people she was a wonderful lady good friend and someone who could be depended upon I am sorry for your loss and I will keep you all in prayers

Terry Igert

February 26th

We are very sorry for your loss! We will be praying for your family!

Shane Dulaney

March 1st

Sorry for your loss, Curtis.

Vince Guerrettaz

March 2nd

Angie,So sorry about the loss of your dear Mother. May she rest in peace in Heaven and may you all find peace and comfort during the sometimes long moments of remembrance.



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Nancy Travis
Clay County Cancer Support Group
Marilyn Stanford
Diana & Greg Rutland
Kathy 'Gertie'Griffith
Ken & Tammy Haven
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Jennifer Hurd
Brad and Tina Briscoe
Chris Osborn
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Christy King
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Lynne Wilson
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Love Charles & Jodie Warger
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Carolyn Taylor
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Sarah and Jim Hayes
Rick and Becky Williams
Markisa Griffin
Mike Griffin
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Tracy Williams
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Jill Lewis
Tabby and Bert
Lee & Diane Blair
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Kris Foland
Jim and Linda Grove
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Peggy Coble
Mike & Denise Wood
Margaret Patterson
Terry and Tanya Tackitt Jr.
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Ellen & David Schoonover
Glenda Cooper
Sheila Greenwood
Ron & Barb Prather
Leona McDowell
John & Lisa Haycock
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Ginny Ashley
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
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Esther Walker
MaryLou Wheeler
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