Picarella, Brenda

Brenda K. Picarella, 56, of Festus died July 25, 2020, at her home. Mrs. Picarella was a registered nurse and had worked for 35 years in several long-term care nursing facilities in the St. Louis area.  She loved family vacations and traveling, especially to the Caribbean.  She was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed fishing, camping, and going to car shows and drag races. Born Sept. 1, 1963, in Fort Smith, Ark., she was the daughter of Sharlotte (Hendren) and Harold Noland Sr. of Festus.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband: Michael D. Picarella of Festus; five siblings: Harold “Doug” (Tonia) Noland Jr. of Dupo, Ill., Charles (Lina) Noland of St. Louis, James (Tamara) Noland of Festus, Bea Noland of Norman, Okla., and Eva Kinder of Ste. Genevieve; her father-in-law: Michael J. (the late Jeanne) Picarella of Crystal City; five siblings: Gary (Judy) Picarella of Crystal City, David (Denise) Picarella of Crystal City, Don Picarella of Crystal City Sandy (Dan) Henke of Festus and Cindy Picarella of Crystal City; special friends Kathy and Bruce Hites of Festus; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son: Brennon Michael Picarella;

A funeral service was held July 28 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Deacon Jerry Stoverink. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City.  Memorials may be made to any cancer organization. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home.

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