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4/13/2013 2:03:00 PM
Jenell Rae Morris Brest
October 4, 1953 - April 12, 2013
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Jenell Rae Morris Brest, 59, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 3:45 a.m. Friday April 12, 2013 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield from complications suffered when her home burned.

She was born October 4, 1953 in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO, the daughter of Alfred E. and Nora J. (Wolfe) Morris, Sr.  Jenell graduated from South Fork High School. She married Dennis Brest, Sr., October 15, 1971 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death October 10, 1999. Jenell was a member of Kincaid Church of God. She formerly worked for the State of Illinois in the Department of Public Aid. Jenell loved to travel, sing, write songs and spend time with her children, grandchildren and family. Her photo is one used on her published album.

Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Shona) Brest, Jr. of Riverton, IL and Daniel Brest of Kincaid, IL; a daughter, Abigail Brest of Kincaid, IL; her mother, Nora J. Morris of Kincaid, IL; a brother, Robert A. (Tammy) Morris of Kincaid, IL; a sister, Cheryl Morris Fehring of Taylorville, IL; and grandchildren: Chase Lee, Cheyenne Lee, MacKinzie Brest, Jayden Brest, Alexis Brest, Daniel Brest, Jr. and Cody Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, father and a brother, Alfred E. Morris.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL. Pastor Michael Mayberry of Kincaid Church of God will officiate, assisted by Pastor Linda Vonck of Midland United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, Pawnee, IL. Her funeral will be attended by the Patriot Guard. Visitation for Jenell will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 15 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid.

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Funeral services for Ms. Jenell Rae Morris Brest, 59, of Kincaid, IL were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid. Pastor Michael Mayberry of Kincaid Church of God officiated assisted by pastor Linda Vonck of Midland United Methodist Church. Procession and burial rites by the Patriot Guard of Illinois followed in Zion Cemetery, Pawnee.

Pallbearers were Chris Adams, John Evans, John Johnson, Don Wilham, Chase Lee and Jimmy Davis.

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