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Brenda Kathleen (Garens) Zacharias

Posted 2023-03-26 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Mar. 26, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Brenda Kathleen Zacharias (Garens), known as Binnie or Boop to some,
passed away in death, at home, after a long battle with multiple health

She was a Medina County resident from her birth to Dennie Willis Garens
and Margaret Mable (Reigel) Garnes in Lodi, Ohio in 1947, until she
moved with her family to Lake Havasu City, Arizona, in 2011. Brenda
married her beloved Vancel on May 27, 1966, and they were together until
his death in 2002.

She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law Abigail and
Nicholas LoCascio, her sister Dennita (Daniel) Hinman, and her brothers
James (Pamela) Garens and Christopher (Rhonda) Garens as well as her
sister-in-law, Judith Zacharias (Clinton), and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband as well as her
siblings, Judith Heckman (Ed), Larry Garens (Jan), David Garens, Darlynn
Atwood (Tracy), Mark Garens and Paul Garens (Carol).

Brenda was one of Jehovah's Witnesses from the age of 17 until her
death. Her faith in Jehovah God gave her strength and hope until her
final day. One of her favorite scriptures was Isaiah 41:10,13. Her
pastimes and talents included: reading; writing poetry and children's
stories; sewing and embroidery; homeschooling her daughter and planning
outings for their homeschool group; canning and freezing produce from
their garden; and conserving energy by drying laundry on the clothesline
in the summer. Her many pets over the years brought her much joy and
entertainment, especially her current kitty, Zippi, who misses her very
much. However, the one thing that brought her the most joy was sharing
Bible truths with others.

Please join us at her memorial service in person and on Zoom on April 1
at 5 p.m., to hear what hope she held for the future. For information,
contact Abby at

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-

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