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Lyndell Brinson, age 94, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away at her home on Monday evening, August 20, 2018. She was born Lyndell Rita Stauder, the daughter of Joseph Stauder and Anna Krug in Newark, NJ. She was the second of three children with older brother Joseph and younger sister Kathleen.
Lyndell attended Grove Street Grade School, Berkeley Terrace School and Irvington High School. During her time there she was a library aide and a member of Sacred Heart Girls Marching Band.
As a child, without complaint, she was charged with taking care of her younger sister who was struck with rheumatic fever and was bedridden for almost a year. Lyndell was an extremely hard worker no matter her circumstances or where she resided, receiving commendations many times in her employee/work history.
A devout Roman Catholic, she was baptized at Blessed Sacrament Church in Newark, NJ, and continued to practice her whole life, even bringing “Gifts to the Altar” at the age of 92.
She cared deeply for people, wanted nothing more than to see them happy in whatever they chose to do. If there was an occasion, Lyndell would be the first to send cards and well wishes to everyone she came in contact with. Lyndell was also an active member of the Red Hat Society in El Dorado Springs.
Lyndell married Ray Brinson August 14, 1943, at St. Leo’s Church in Irvington, NJ. They met at a military dance and except for the time Ray was stationed out of the country during the war, they spent their entire life together, very much in love. They lived in South Plainfield, NJ, Bristol, CT, and finally El Dorado Springs, MO, until his death in 1999.
Surviving are two children: Patricia Davis of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Alan Brinson and wife Sheila Keitel of Phoenix, AZ. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Lynn, Mary, and Mark; five great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
In her work life Lyndell worked for Thermionics in North Plainfield, NJ, from 6 p.m. to midnight, so her children would always have a parent home with them. After that she worked for the Celanese Corporation in NJ, Laurentano Advertising in CT and most recently for the past 22 years, the El Dorado Springs Police Department as a clerk/secretary.
Her passion and renown was as “Bingo Ma”, a bingo aficionado for over 60 years and well known around El Dorado Springs/Stockton to be carrying bingo daubers in her bag.
Funeral services for Lyndell Brinson were held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Father Pete Savidge officiating. Burial followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.