Brenda Lee McBee, age 53, of Independence, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011. She was born in Versailles, to Jim and Doris Kammerich. She has been married to Tim McBee of Clearwater, Fla. She graduated from Jefferson City High and Metro Business College. She worked at Chesebrough Ponds, and Home Health Care. She loved life and helping others when she was able. Survivors include three daughters: Melissa Wills (Damian) of Lenexa, Kan., Patricia Mora of Largo, Fla., and Misty Hernandez (Juan) of Clearwater, Fla.; 11 grandchildren: Imani Willis, Jabre Willis, Damian Smith Jr., Mark Mora, David Mora, Ally Mora, Javier Hernandez, Juan Hernandez Jr., Lilly Hernandez, Louise Hernandez and Jose Hernandez; two sisters and three brothers; Saundra Wulff of Argyle, Vicky Shackelford of Kansas City, Jim D. Kammerich of Independence, Neal Kammerich of Taos, and David Kammerich of Grandview; as well as by many loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Kammerich; and previous husband, Tim McBee. There will be a memorial service at the Lakewood Way Community Church of Lee's Summit on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements provided by Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, (816-313-1677).