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Brenda Coomes Maras, 65, of Lexington, Ky

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Brenda Coomes Maras, 65, of Lexington, Ky passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 surrounded by family. Born in Bardstown, Ky to the late Thomas and Margaret Hall Coomes, Brenda was the youngest of five children. She moved to Lexington after completing her education at Spalding College and worked for 43 years in the laboratory at St. Joseph Hospital. Brenda had a deep affection for animals, particularly cats, and also loved to read. She will be remembered as a strong, compassionate, and devoted woman.

Brenda was the proud mother of two children and grandmother to three grandchildren: her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Maria Maras, and their two children, Eleanor and Violet Maras, of Chicago, IL; her daughter and son-in-law, Melissa Maras and Jeremy Acton, and their daughter Harper Acton, of Columbia, MO. She is also survived by three brothers and their wives: Jack and Tilly Coomes of Bardstown, Ky; Dan and Kitty Coomes of Grand View, TX; and George and Sharon Coomes of Hallsville, TX. Brenda was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Ralph Boyer.

Visitation will be Friday, November 1, 2013 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Milward-Southland . A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church. A private burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bardstown, Ky. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lexington Humane Society.

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