Obituary: Brenda K. Punke, 71, of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Eureka - Brenda K. Davis Punke, 71, of Eureka, formerly of St. Elmo, Ill., died at 2:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at HCR Manor Care at Riverview in East Peoria.

Born March 11, 1940, in Vandalia, to Berlyn and Sarah Irene Ragel Sidener, she married Paul Davis July 17, 1960, in St. Elmo. Later she married Clarence G Punke Sept. 18, 1992, in Funks Grove. He died March 18, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Doug Davis; Roger (Jennifer) Davis both of Eureka; two stepchildren, Deanna (John) Brown of Goodfield; Victoria (David) Soto of California; two sisters, Betty Presbrey of East Peoria; Cathy Broadland of Grove, Okla.; four grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Brenda was self-employed.

Memorial services will be held at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7. Visitation will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday before the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow services on Saturday at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Cremation will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at