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Brenda Kay Soappman, 70, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Brenda was born on March 14, 1947 in Traverse City. Brenda is the daughter of Dell R. and Leona M. Wise Soappman who preceded her in death.
Brenda was known as a loving, caring person with a smile that brightened the day of those around her. The sound of her laughter brought smiles to the faces of those hearing it. Brenda cherished her God-given blessing of providing selfless, dedicated service to the patients, staff and doctors of Munson Medical Center as well as numerous friends and family.
Brenda was a member of the Traverse City Seventh-day Adventist Church and held a very strong faith in her loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her siblings, Janet Soappman Barko and her husband, Donald, of Muscatine, Iowa, Dennis Soappman and his wife, Peggy, of Leesburg, Florida, Eric Soappman, of Apopka, Florida, Heidi Soappman, of Muscatine, Iowa; five nieces and nephews, Lisa Teglas, Angela Pride, Cherie Hermel, Matthew Soappman and Kari da Costa; several great and great-great-nieces and nephews, numerous friends, and her beloved pet cat, Mr. Jingles.
Per her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the spring and she will be inurned at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in Traverse City.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Brenda's name may be made to The Webber Heart Center at Munson Medical Center. These donations can be directed to the Munson Healthcare Foundations, 1150 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, www.foundation@mhc.net.
Her arrangements were entrusted to the Covell Funeral Home.
Published on January 17, 2018
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