Brenda Lee Rupert, 44, of Marquette passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in Salina, with family by her side. Brenda was born April 19, 1977 in Salina to Randy and Sharon Lister. Brenda grew up in Washington and always spoke of how much she loved her home state. She enjoyed running with her family, playing saxophone in the band, and being on the cheerleading squad. Brenda graduated highschool in Kansas and attended college. She married David Weber on November 4, 1995 in Delphos, and they had 3 children. Brenda married Mitch Rupert on May 5, 2005 in Estes Park, CO. She worked as a para educator for Smoky Valley High School for over 15 years. During that time she had the opportunity to touch many people's lives, being a friend, mentor, and teacher. She considered all her students "her kids." Brenda participated in many activities and functions and loved being a cheerleading coach at SVHS. Her biggest joy was her family and grandchildren and she leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories. Her kids and grandbabies made her shine like the star she was. It would be wrong to say that she lost her battle to cancer because she never stopped fighting. Through her, we know what true resilience and perseverance look like. Brenda was truly one of a kind and will be missed by everyone she knew. She is survived by her husband: Mitch, of the home; daughters: Madi Weber of Salina and Kati Yates (Gary) of Salina; son: Bradyn Weber (Taylor) of Junction City, KS; parents: Randy and Sharon Lister of Delphos; sisters: Angela Sidener (Jeff) of Spokane, WA and Jen Bowen (Jeremy) of Richmond, VA; grandchildren: Carter and Asher Yates, and Nash Weber; and niece: Peyton Bowen; her Chihuahuas Elly and Daisy, as well as many extended family members and dear friends. Brenda was preceded in death by her stillborn son: Colby James Rupert; Cousin: Charlie Palmer; paternal grandparents; and close friend: Glenda Flora and her son: Ethan Flora. Cremation has been chosen. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, with Pastor Jon Fillipi officiating. Reception to follow at the American Legion in Lindsborg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brenda Rupert Memorial Education Fund at the Bank of Tescott. Memorials may be sent in care of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.