Brenda Mae Bales

March 20, 2024

Brenda Mae (Smith) Bales, 66, of Frankfort, Ind., passed away March 20, 2024 at her sister’s home surrounded by family.  She was born on February 15, 1958 in Frankfort to George Benjiman and Dorotha Mae (Rigney) Smith.  She married Robert Bales on October 1, 1977 and he survives.

Brenda was a 1977 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and had worked for 36 years at Wesley Manor, 33 years as head of dietary and 3 years in housekeeping.  She attended Souls Harbor Church and was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events.  She enjoyed camping, visiting Pigeon Forge, and attending Bluegrass festivals.

Memorial donations may be made in Brenda’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the funeral home.  Pastor Shan Sheridan will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband: Bob are her Daughter: Nikki Smart; Son: Bobby (Brooke) Bales;  Siblings: James Smith, Larry (Maxine) Smith, Roger Smith, Katy (Sam) Tarr, Janie Dean, and Jeff Smith; Grandchildren: Kyle Smart, Breanna Smart, Gage Bales, Kayleigh Bales, Cohen Bales, Rebecca Caldwell, and Brian Smart; Great-Grandchildren: Harrison, Oakleigh, Axxel, Evie, and Rylan; and life-long friend: Irma Goris all of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Betty Sue Smith and Joyce Hackett, brothers: Tommy Smith and Paul Smith, sisters-in-law: Muriel “Meme” and Sharon Smith, and her great-granddaughter: Emerson.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Brenda Mae Bales”

  1. Kim Marcum March 21, 2024 at 1:15 pm

    I’m so very sorry Bob, may God be with you on the difficult days ahead. Prayers to you and all your family.

  2. Jeffery lovett March 21, 2024 at 2:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss Bob, Nikki and Bobby and the rest of the family. May GOD bless you in this time of heart break and loss.
    Love always.

  3. Melody Flynn March 21, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Prayers for you all. Brenda was a very loving fun friend, boss, and co worker she will be missed

  4. Becky Jenkins March 21, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    So very sorry, in our prayers.

  5. Rita Lovett March 21, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Brenda was an extremely strong, amazing woman and will be missed by so many.

  6. ROSEMARY CROCKETT March 21, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    Roger and Jeff I am so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. I will keep you in my prayers.

  7. Patty and Dave Brumbarger March 21, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    My sincere thoughts and prayers Bob and family. I worked with Brenda for many of years, and became friends from then on out.. She will be sincerely be missed. I knew she had been sick, but I thought she was kicking it. Bless you Brenda you gave your all.

  8. Trish Suter March 21, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Pam Allgood March 21, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    I’m sorry Bob to hear about Brenda’s passing. May she rest in peace and healing.

  10. Scott Kristi Overly March 21, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss
    Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  11. Tonie & Margie Ray March 21, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    We will miss this beautiful lady. I loved her dearly and so sorry for Bob & kids, Love to all. Angel she was.

  12. Anna Smith March 21, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    Bob and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sending prayers for the days to come for Peace and Comfort. Thinking of you all. The Smith’s
    Anna , Bill
    and Dylan

  13. Jeff & Lisa Gibbs March 21, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  14. Debbie Davis March 21, 2024 at 9:36 pm

    So sorry to hear the passing of Brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Tami Gray Myers March 22, 2024 at 10:27 am

    Thoughts and prayers with your family at this tough time.

  16. Robert March 22, 2024 at 11:22 am

    Very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing

  17. Deb and bob smith March 22, 2024 at 1:58 pm

    Brenda was a special person. So sorry for your loss. Bob I am sending hugs and prayers for you and your family

  18. Debbie March 22, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss just remember our loss is Heavens gain. I pray God comforts and blesses you in your time of need.

  19. Rhonda Louks March 25, 2024 at 3:52 pm

    My most deepest sympathy to the entire family. I am unable to attend today, but I needed to give our condolences. Brenda and I had a lot of fun as you all know. Lots of love to you all.

  20. Judy Howe March 25, 2024 at 10:41 pm

    Katie, so sorry for the loss of your sister. Prayers.

  21. Lynn M. Maish April 13, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with all Brenda’s family and friends. She was one of the most beautiful kindest souls I’ve had the honor to high my friend! See you soon..May God’s comfort be with you all

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