Brenda Lee Lust
Brenda Lee Lust, age 51, of Fort Scott, formerly of Iola, passed away on June 19 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., following a two-week illness after having an emergency surgery. She died as she had lived, fighting. She experienced much pain in her later years caused by fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis but she is now at peace.
Brenda Bush was born on Sept. 17, 1970 in Ogdensburg, N.Y. She later moved to Ponca City, Okla., then to Kansas with family. She spent the majority of her adult life in Iola, Kan., where she was married to Steven Lust. They later divorced.
Brenda had no children but her rescue dog, Chance, was the center of her world. I am not sure who rescued who. They enjoyed spending many hours at the Iola dog Park.
Other hobbies include fishing and baking and in that order. Her specialty was banana bread and apple pies. Frozen bananas could always be found in her freezer waiting for the next good day to bake. She loved to grow tomatoes and barbeque for her friends and neighbors at the high rise in Iola.
She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Coltharp, Fort Scott, and Phyllis' significant other Howard Schlicting; brother, DeWayne Bush, Fort Scott; sister, Amy Baird (Richard) Mound Valley, Kan.; sister, Lisa Robertson, Fort Scott and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, her father and a brother, Kevin Bush.
There will be a celebration of her life to be announced at a later date.