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Matthews, Brenda Kay -

Brenda Kay Matthews

Kalamazoo - Brenda Kay went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 14, 2019. She was born and raised March 10, 1969 in Otsego, the daughter of Richard and Nancy (Ort) Simmons. Her passion was trail riding on her parents’ property and showing Arabian horses. She loved animals, was a waitress and loved being around people. She loved hunting for mushrooms, fishing, gardening and antiquing. She is survived by her best friend, middle school sweetheart and husband, Jeff Matthews. She is also survived by her parents; best friend and sister, Tammy Simmons; her mother-in-law, Judy Matthews; her brother-in-law, Tom (Jerry) Matthews and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of Brenda’s life is planned for 5:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Otsego. Contributions in memory of Brenda may be made to First Baptist Church of Otsego or to Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids for children with pediatric cancer. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078