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Nancy Louise Henehan Brenizer Obituary

Nancy L. Brenizer, 79, of Belton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 24, 2019, after being afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Nancy passed peacefully, at home, with her family at her side.

Nancy was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of John F. and Edith E. (Hayward) Henehan.

Nancy graduated from Raytown High School, Class of 1957. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary and receptionist for Skelly Oil Company and Standart & O’Hern Inc., Advertising, in Kansas City. Nancy modeled as an airline stewardess, for Standart & O’Hern Inc., Advertising, and the photo was used on an outdoor advertising billboard in downtown, Kansas City.

In 1968, she met Roger L. Brenizer and they subsequently married. They celebrated 51 years of marriage in February.

Nancy was active as a homemaker, constantly caring for her family on a daily basis. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and the Head Room Mother of Hillcrest Elementary. She was also a member of the Cass County Republican Club.

In addition to her parents, a brother, John J. Henehan, preceded her in death. Surviving in addition to her husband, Roger L. Brenizer, are her two sons, Matthew L. Brenizer and his wife, Maria, of Raymore, and Scott S. Brenizer and his wife, Michelle, of Belton; a sister, Norma J. Henehan Mounkes, Belton; a sister-in-law, Judith K. Brenizer Haas Broers and her husband Gene, of Wellsville, Kan.; three grandchildren, Benjamin Brenizer, Rebekah Brenizer and Charity Brenizer; one niece and six nephews.

Nancy always wore an affectionate smile on her face. God saw she was getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around her, and whispered, “Come with Me.” With tearful eyes, we watched her suffer and gently fade away. Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. Her gentle heart stopped beating; her hands were laid to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV):

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

A private graveside service was held on 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, in the Belton Cemetery.


McGilley & George Funeral Home.


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