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Brenda Tibbits Obituary


TOPEKA, KS – Brenda “Kuk-No-Quah” Lee Tibbits, 57, of Topeka passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in Topeka. She was born March 1, 1962, in Topeka. She lived all her life in Topeka, attending Sullivan Chapel in North Topeka while growing up. Brenda was a member of the Shawnee County Sheriff Cadets while growing up. She most recently worked at Taco Al’s. She had worked at several nursing homes in Topeka during her nursing career. She enjoyed murder mysteries and ghost hunter reality shows on TV. She loved to go fishing and on road trips, but most important in her life was her children and grandchildren and spending time with them. Any day was a holiday if her children and grandchildren were with her. Brenda was a very caring, giving woman. She was a mother to many; she took in anyone who needed love and loved them as her own.

Brenda was an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include her husband Alan Tibbits; daughter, Kathy Ann (James) Tibbits-Wathen; son Alan “Bud” K. (Shelby) Tibbits II; parents, Marilyn and Gary Revelle; sisters, Marilyn (David) Terry, Zena (William) Massey, Victoria (Allen) Foster, Rita Anne Azar; brothers, Michael E. (Rebecca) Revelle, Kirk (Laura) Revelle, Kraig Revelle; grandchildren, Brandy L. (Austin) Wathen, Abbygail L. Wathen, Trinity R. Wathen, Cameron Tibbits; and great-grandchild Belletriss R. Musick. Brenda always had a pet, mostly dogs and a few cats through the years, and currently has Kasper (baby), her cat, Junior, Rozay, and Samantha.

Brenda had many “adopted” children (Dustin, Shaun, Austin) whom she loved as her own, as well as “adopted” grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father Freeman Abel, and grandparents, Freeman and Elise Abel, Charles “Art” and Elizabeth (Jessepe) Miller and parents-in-law, Gilbert and Sylvia Tibbits and a brother, Kerry Revelle.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 20, 2020, at Davidson Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.