Obituary published August 31, 2011 in The Mexico Ledger


LADDONIA-Services for Glen Joseph Leland Breneman, 88, of Laddonia will be held at 11 a.m.,  Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Laddonia Baptist Church with Reverend Tommy Barnhart officiating. Burial will be in Laddonia Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Laddonia American Legion Post #510.
Visitation will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Laddonia.
Mr. Breneman passed away at 2:15 p.m. August 29, 2011 at Columbia Manor Care Center, Columbia.
He was born September 10, 1922 in Hancock County, Ill., the son of Glen Douglas and Sarah Emma (Sallie) Groves Breneman.
He was married to Juanita Beedle on November 8, 1941 in Curryville and she survives. In November, Leland and Juanita would have been married 70 years.
Other survivors include one son and his wife, Gary Lee and Alice Breneman of Bridgeton; one daughter and her husband, Patricia and Bob Berry of Columbia; one half brother, Wayne Breneman of Columbia; two half sisters, Alice Paris of Jefferson City, and Norma Galloway of Vandalia; eight grandchildren, Tim (Laura) Berry of Parkville, Jeff (Julie) Breneman of St. Charles, Kim (Ted) Foley of Columbia, Corey (Joy) Breneman of Bridgeton, Steven (Cindy) Berry of O'Fallon, Luke (Sarah) Breneman of Sierra Madre, CA., Ellie (A.J.) Waide of St. Louis, and Mark (Katie) Breneman of Maryland Heights; and eleven  great grandchildren, Bobby, Ricky, Nicole (Corey & Joy), and Sofia (Luke & Sarah)Breneman, Caleb and Katelyn (Ted & Kim) Foley, Elizabeth, Robbie (Steve & Cindy), Drew, Dylan, and Lexi Berry (Tim & Laura).
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Francis Breneman; and one half brother, Randall Breneman.
Mr. Breneman was a lifetime area resident and member of the Laddonia Baptist Church. He accepted the Lord while participating in the invasion of Normandy Beach during WWII. He served in the US Navy from November 18, 1943 to January 6, 1946, and he attained the rank of Seaman 1st Class. After working for a short time for A.P. Green, he owned and operated Breneman's Garage, Body Shop and Used cars from 1948 to 1985. He was  very active in his community and the Laddonia Baptist Church. He sang and led the church choir,  taught Sunday School and served as a deacon for many years.  He loved and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. One of the highlights of his life was when he completed the restoration of his favorite car, a 1931 Model A Ford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Laddonia Baptist Church or the Laddonia Cemetery Associ-ation.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Corey Breneman, Jeff Breneman, Luke Breneman, Marc Breneman, Steve Berry, and Tim Berry.
Online condolences may be made at bienhofffuneralhome.com.