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Brenda L. Metcalf

October 16, 1951 — August 16, 2023


Brenda L. Metcalf

Brenda L. Metcalf, 71, of Monticello, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.

She was born on October 16, 1951 in Lebanon to the late Harry W. "Bus" and Jean (Caldwell) Voorhis.  Her first marriage was to Ed Carver. She then married Russell Metcalf and he preceded her in death.

Brenda was a 1970 graduate of Twin Lakes High School.
She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church where she served on the finance committee, helped with Soup for the Soul, funeral dinners, and counted the offering at church.

She was a homemaker when the children were younger.  Brenda worked in banking in Galveston for many years. After moving back to Monticello and after the death of her husband, Russell, she worked for Monticello Healthcare, where she wore many hats before retiring as an administrative professional. She was a proud recipient of the Quest for Excellence award from Monticello Healthcare. She served on the White County Council on Aging Board. While in Galveston she served on the Volunteer Fire Department, Park Board, as a Lewis Cass Band Booster, and was a Girl Scout Leader.  

Brenda loved cross stitching, crocheting, quilting, sewing, and playing cards with her family.  She enjoyed lunch with her friends and classmates, listening to music and "car dancing", and drives around the lakes. She cherished her family and was a loving mother and nana.  

Surviving are her daughters, Monica Macias of Galveston and Kimberly (Chris) Reed of Kokomo; sister, Angie (Ken) Dyer of Monticello; brother-in-law, Eukie J Stangle of Monticello;  grandchildren, Baileigh Macias, Chloe Sease, Jackson Reed, Jace Macias, Sydney Sease and Mackenzie Reed; great-granddaughter, Joanna Little; several nieces and nephews; and best friend, Jennifer.

In addition to her parents, Harry and Jean Voorhis and husband, Russell Metcalf, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Pamela and Rhonda; brother-in-law Richard Myers; and step mother, Pat Voorhis.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Monday, August 21, 2023 at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Brian Beeks of the Monticello United Methodist Church officiating.  You may also view the services live on Tuesday at 10:00 am at this link:

Burial will follow in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Soup for the Soul or White County Council on Aging. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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