Brenda DeMoss


Brenda Gail DeMoss, daughter of Elmer and Genevieve (Galbraith) Kinnetz, was born June 26, 1960 in Rochester, Minnesota.  She began her education in Eyota, Minnesota and after moving to Emmetsburg in Nov. 1975, Brenda graduated from Emmetsburg High School.
Following graduation, Brenda received her C.N.A. certification.  She worked for thirty one years as a C.N.A. at Emmetsburg Care Center, Lakeside Lutheran Home and Horizon’s Unlimited.
Brenda was united in marriage to Rodney DeMoss at the United Methodist Church in Graettinger, Iowa.  They were blessed with  four children, Malinda, Machelle, Rodney, Jr. and Jessy.  She loved being a mom and caring for not only her family but others as well. 
Brenda enjoyed playing Bingo and Euchre.  Her children have fond memories of their mom and her friends playing Poker at their home.  They also looked forward to all of the camping trips she took them on. Brenda loved horses and dogs and was active in Pony Express.  She loved to crochet and make beautiful items for her friends and family.  Brenda also collected all types of M&M items.
Brenda grew up attending St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.
A year ago, Brenda moved to Maysville, Missouri to help her sister care for her mother-in-law.  Brenda was recently diagnosed with cancer and passed away suddenly on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in St. Joseph, Missouri, at the age of 62.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Genevieve Kinnetz; a brother, Robert Kinnetz; and a grandson, Harold DeMoss.
She is survived by her children, Malinda (Scott) Yates of Emmetsburg, Machelle (Lee) Leners of Rodman, Rodney DeMoss, Jr. of Cherokee, and Jessy (Erin) DeMoss of Ida Grove, Iowa; her grandchildren, Scottie (Tori) Yates, Zachary (Lexy) Yates, Bradyen Yates, Christopher Covel, Matthew Covel, Jacob Covel, Tabatha Zitterich, Lydia Moreland, Jessy DeMoss, Jr., Harold DeMoss, Cheyenne DeMoss, Clayton DeMoss, Maverick DeMoss, Travis DeMoss, Xavier Kelly and Evy Kelly; three great grandchildren, Ailannea Yates, Harper Yates and Charlie Yates; her sister, Jolene (Jon) Bates of Maysville, Missouri; brothers, Ed Kinnetz of Emmetsburg, Kevin (Linda) Kinnetz of Ayrshire, and John Kinnetz of Ruthven, Iowa; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.
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