Brenda Mueller, age 73, of McHenry, died Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
She was born March 18, 1934, in England to Frank and Margaret (Sheffield) Richardson. On March 4, 1954 she married Walter G. Mueller. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2001.
Brenda had lived in McHenry since 1954. She was employed at numerous businesses in town, among them were Wahl Jewelers, Mill Creek Dry Cleaners, the 76 Gas station on Elm Street, Hornsby’s, and Dana Brake Parts.
She held a second degree black belt in Kyuki Do, was a member of the McHenry Flying Dragons and taught the Silver Dragons class. She was also a member of the Eastern Star where she was a past Matron and a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two children, Kathy (Larry) Cook of Hickory, North Carolina, Frank (Pam) Mueller of Johnsburg; six grandchildren, Paul Cook, John Cook, Kimberly (Matthew) Cook-Vance, Krystina Mueller, Emily Mueller, Kyle Mueller; four great grandchildren, Andrew, Kayley, Sophie, Skylar; a sister, Joyce Evans of Saute St. Marie, Canada; and a brother, Ian Richardson of England.
She was preceded in death by her husband Walter; and her parents.
Services were held privately for the family.
Inurnment will be in Hickory, North Carolina.
Arrangements entrusted to the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, McHenry.
For those wishing to extend an expression of condolence, the family would appreciate memorials to the Lupus Foundation of America, 9901 W. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604.
For information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com