Brenda Louise McKibbin

Brenda Louise McKibbin


Brenda Louise McKibbin, 63, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed away on March 17, 2024, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother (Nana), sister, and friend. Brenda loved to entertain and make everyone feel at home. She lived life to the fullest, cherishing moments with family and friends. Brenda had a generous heart and always sought to help others. Her favorite quote reflected her adventurous spirit, “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming, ‘WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!'”  That is pretty much how she did it too!

Brenda, is survived by her husband, Jeff McKibbin; daughter, Brooke McKibbin Drake, and son-in-law, Carey Drake; son, Nicholas McKibbin; daughter, Ashlie McKibbin; granddaughters: Rilynn Berns, Piper Drake, Emory Berns, and Karsten Drake; father, Bill Flanary; mother, Louise Flanary; brother, Steve Flanary, and sister-in-law, Cherie Flanary; brother, Kelly Flanary, and sister-in-law, Belle Flanary; brothers: Billy Flanary, Chris Flanary, and Terry Crabb; sisters-in-law: Donna Brinkman and numerous nieces and nephews. She also had a special place in her heart for Brittani Berns, the mother of Rilynn and Emory.

During her professional career, Brenda was the owner of McKibbin’s Tea Room and Catering Service, AshBrooke Design, and for a brief period Brenda’s Nail Salon then finally, due to her health, retiring to enjoy life at home. She was a dedicated entrepreneur who excelled in her various ventures. Brenda’s passion for creativity and hospitality shone through her businesses.

A graduate of Cashion High School and as well as studying at the University of Central Oklahoma, Brenda valued education and lifelong learning. She could not start her day without reading her “Jesus Calling” and reading scriptures.  She worshipped at Edmond Church of Christ, Quail Springs Church of Christ, Life Church when circumstances required to worship online.

Brenda’s hobbies included spending time at the swimming pool or beach, lake house she had remodeled, working in the flower bed and growing her Cannas, and most importantly, creating special spaces for her granddaughters, known as her “Sweet Girls” and “Little Girls.”

Viewing will be held on Thursday March 21, 2024, at Matthews Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services for Brenda will be held at Crossings Church in Edmond, OK on Friday, March 22, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery. Brenda’s memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

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2 thoughts on “Brenda Louise McKibbin”

  1. Chuck Bailey

    Toughness comes from being challenged by the opponent. Brenda proved toughness throughout her battle with cancer. She’ll be remembered and respected not by toughness, but by being a loving Mom, wife, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Brenda, you’ll be missed. Lots of love. See you on the other side. Rest in Peace.

  2. Barbara Flanary and Terry

    We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Brenda. She was an inspiration to so many and always had a smile and a kind word for all of us when we had the opportunity to be in her presence. It was always a pleasure to be around her. She truly will be missed and never forgotten!

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