Mt. Vernon Register-News

May 3, 2014

Brenda Hanson

The Register-News

---- — Brenda L. Hanson, 49, of Mt. Vernon, died 7:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her home in Mt. Vernon.

She was born Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1965, in Nashville, the daughter of Paul G. and Betty L. (Newcomb) Briggs.

Brenda worked as a physical therapy assistant for Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon for over 20 years. She was a sweet loving mother who loved to laugh and travel. Brenda loved the simple things in life.

She is survived by beloved daughter, Jodie Hanson of Lexington, Ky.; Michael J. Hanson of Mt. Vernon; mother, Betty L. Briggs of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Dr. Richard G. Briggs and wife Dr. Becky of St. Louis and Byron L. Briggs and wife Linda of Kansas City, Kan.; sister, Mary J. Stark and husband Gary of Marion; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul G. Briggs.

Funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Rev. Stacy Tate officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

For those who wish, the family requests that in loving memory of Brenda please do an act of kindness for a stranger or someone in need.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit for further information and to send condolences.