Francine Brehm, age 62, died Monday morning, February 7, 2011, at her Colorado Springs residence.
She was born April 14, 1948, at Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of Francis Arnold “Pete” and Mary Maxine (Cooper) Lemle. As a young girl she attended the Meade school system, and was a friend of the Meade High School Class of 1966. In 1968, she married Blaise Clay and they had 3 daughters. After several years of marriage the couple later divorced. In 1981, she married LeRoy Brehm and together they had a son and a daughter.
Francine was a homemaker. She also worked for a period of years as a waitress for several area restaurants, including Casey’s Cowtown and Peppercorns.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening, working in her yard, and spending time with her family, friends and her many grandchildren.
She is survived by: her friend and companion, LeRoy Brehm of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a son, Tyson Brehm of Overland Park, Kansas; four daughters, Brooke Clay of Valley Center, California, Brandi Clay of Durango, Colorado, Buffy Stromquist of Liberal, Kansas, Tegan Brehm of Colorado Springs, Colorado, two sisters, Gayla Jaggers of Hutchinson, Kansas and Marshan Padgett of Meade, Kansas; Six grandchildren, Luke Robell, Talon and Dalton Stromquist, Chloe, Natalee and Drake Mariche.
She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marilee Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, Kansas. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas.
The family would welcome flowers or memorials to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation in care of the funeral home.