Brenda Ann (Leonard) Compton was born on November 27, 1966, to Jim and Ruth Leonard. She left this world unexpectedly on September 27, 2021.
Brenda lived her childhood in El Dorado Springs and graduated from EHS in 1984 at semester, having met all graduation requirements. The next day she moved to Springfield to be with the love of her life, James. Brenda was a natural born caretaker. She thrived on taking care of others, as proven in her various career choices, such as babysitter, hotel housekeeper, and for the last 18 years at Mercy Health. Of course those she enjoyed caring for most were her precious grandchildren whom were the center of her life.
Brenda was an outgoing happy person who enjoyed life. Her laugh was contagious. A couple of weeks ago James and Brenda had the blessed opportunity to go on one last trip to the ocean. They were able to relax, laugh, and enjoy one anotherís company on this one last adventure together for which James is so grateful.
Preceding Brenda in death were Ray and Hazel Leonard, Alvin and Fern Mooney, and Danny Compton.
Left behind to mourn her passing is her husband of thirty five years, three months, and 29 days, James Compton, her children, Dustyn (Maggie) Compton, Levi Compton, and Nic Compton, her grandchildren, Lyllian, Jaxson, EllaBelle, Jaymes, and Amelia. Also left behind are her parents, Jim and Ruth Leonard, her mother-in-law, Violet Compton, one brother Dave (Tandi) Leonard, sister-in-law, Carmen Deragowski, two nephews, Landon (Sammie) Leonard and Jared Deragowski, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.