Brenda Darlene Eglian, a beloved homemaker and former nursing home worker, passed away on November 1, 2023, at her residence in Pryor, Oklahoma. She was surrounded by the love of her family and will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Born on April 6, 1953, in Claremore, Oklahoma, Brenda experienced a life filled with joy and cherished moments. She dedicated many years to nurturing her family as a homemaker, providing them with warmth and comfort. Her love knew no bounds as she selflessly cared for those she held dear. In addition to her devotion to her family, Brenda also found fulfillment in various activities that brought delight to her life. She took immense pride in spending time with her grandchildren and relished every moment shared with them. The simple joys of family road trips filled with laughter and joyous memories held a special place in Brenda's heart. Bingo nights and visits to the casino were some of Brenda's favorite pastimes. Her enthusiasm for friendly competition also extended to bowling. Whether she was enjoying a night out with friends or cheering on Mike's Friday night football games, Brenda found happiness in supporting those she cared about. Nature held a special allure for Brenda, who enjoyed peaceful afternoons fishing and cherished moments spent sitting on the porch surrounded by the beauty of her surroundings. Her green thumb was evident through her skills as a gardener—taking pride in nurturing plants that bloomed under her loving care. Brenda shared an unbreakable bond with her sisters and effortlessly maintained their connection through lengthy phone conversations where they would indulge in gossip. Brenda, along with her husband, Denny, always opened up their home to anyone her kids would bring home with open arms and helping out many people. Cooking was one of Brenda's greatest passions. With expertise passed down through generations, she mastered the art of creating rolls and chicken noodles from scratch that delighted the taste buds of all who were fortunate enough to savor them. Her culinary talents were especially prevalent during the holiday season, when she would expertly decorate her home for Christmas, spreading cheer and creating an inviting atmosphere for all who visited. Brenda's creativity extended to quilting, where she handcrafted intricate designs, often featuring Native American influences. She found solace in this art form and would share her knowledge and love of native beadwork. The bond between mother and daughter was unbreakable, as Brenda cherished their time together, embarking on countless shopping sprees and midnight runs with Sophia to uncover the latest shipment of hot wheels. Their adventures were marked by laughter and excitement, forging memories that will forever be treasured. In addition to her many passions, Brenda had a deep appreciation for collecting porcelain dolls. Brenda was also proud to have raised her grandchildren, Cassandra, Michael, Terrance, Riley and Greyson. Brenda's presence brought warmth, comfort, and unwavering love into the lives of those around her. Her spirit will live on through the cherished memories shared by her family and friends. Brenda Darlene Eglian touched the lives of so many with her kind heart and genuine compassion. In honoring her memory, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and cherish the lessons she imparted upon us. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of her loved ones who have passed before her.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at Shipman's Funeral Home in Pryor with Pastor Junior Loftis officiating. Burial will follow in the Round Springs Cemetery with Stephen Smoke, Donavan Jumper, William Buzzard, Tyler Hogshooter, Michael Lansaw, Terrance Lansaw, and Colton Jones serving as casket bearers. Honorary casket bearers will be Riley Eglian, Kyeran Eglian, Quintyn Mann, Greyson Eglian, Hayven Eglian, and Scott Thompson, Jr. Visitation will be held at Brenda's Home located at 221 N. Ora Street Pryor, Oklahoma 74361 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 7, 2023. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service.
Brenda is survived by her son, Daniel Eglian of Pryor, Oklahoma; daughter, Mary Jo Woods of Kenwood, Oklahoma; brothers, David Hogshooter of Lake Mont, Oklahoma, and Sammie Cochran of Commerce, Oklahoma; sisters, Renee Pickel of Southwest City, Missouri and Naomi Hogshooter of Pryor, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Denny Eglian; parents, Robert Hogshooter and Jesse Coker; daughter, Sophia Thompson; son, Dale Lansaw; siblings, Robert Hogshooter, Ronald Hogshooter, Gary Hogshooter, Walter Hogshooter, Mary Smoke, and Sheila Jumper; and great grandson, Damien Lansaw.