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Brenda Lou Black, 53, of Sharon, passed away at 4:17 p.m. Monday (Dec. 25, 2017) in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Brenda was born March 10, 1964, in Sharon, a daughter of Robert E. and Mary L. (Krofcheck) Calvin. She was a lifelong area resident and a 1982 graduate of Sharon High School.
Brenda was a certified cosmetologist and a manager and stylist at Cost Cutters in the Hermitage Plaza. A homemaker, she was an active parent volunteer and assisted in fundraising efforts for her daughters' activities. She also volunteered at the Children's Aid Society in Mercer.
Brenda taught gymnastics at the Buhl Community Recreation Center in Sharon for more than 30 years and was the cheerleading advisor at Sharon High School for 15 years.
Surviving are: her husband, Robert E. Black, whom she married June 18, 1988; three daughters, twins Kamala M. Black and her fiance Lee Sham of Hubbard, Keeley R. Yeager and her husband Darrell of Camp Hill, Pa., and Mackenzie L. Bittler and her husband Steve of Sharon; two grandchildren, Cameron and Bailey Bittler; her parents, Robert and Mary Calvin, of Sharon; a sister, Susan L. McBride and her husband David of Clemmons, N.C.; a brother, Robert E. Calvin and his fiance, Joy Squibb, of Hubbard; her father-in-law, Melvin Black of Sharon; nieces, Rebecca and Rachelle Calvin; and a nephew, Riley McBride. She also leaves the Jones, Bodien and Vogan children, to whom she was very close and helped care for.
Brenda was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Glennis Diane Black.

Brenda, 53, of Sharon.
Calling hours: 2 p.m. until the time of service Friday (12-29-17) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: 5 p.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Chris Bobby, associate pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating.
Published on December 26, 2017
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