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Brenda "Bren" James Balk

August 27, 1957 February 9, 2019
Brenda "Bren" James Balk
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Brenda (Bren) James Balk, of Rogers, entered into the presence of her Savior on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Bren’s body lost the 4 year battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis but her soul won the victory.
Bren was born on August 27, 1957 in Bentonville, the daughter of Jesse James and June James McCuistion. She graduated from Bentonville High School in 1975. Bren worked for many years in local government including Benton County where she served as the Director of Emergency Management under County Judge Gary Black.
Bren met her husband, Monty Balk, while working for Benton County and they married on February 12,1994. She was a faithful police officer’s wife, best friend, and traveling companion. After retirement, Bren and Monty traveled in their RV until Bren’s illness brought them back home to Rogers.
Bren’s joy was her Lord. She was artistic and creative, enjoying Bible journaling, painting and drawing. Bren was a quiet, private lady who loved her children, grandchildren and family beyond measure. She was a member of the Monte Ne Baptist Church of Rogers.
Bren was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish in memory, is her husband, Monty. Her children, Ryan Neill and wife Tessa of Bentonville, Justin Neil, Jayson Balk and wife Lindsey of Springdale, Kelli Balk Sanders and husband Zbow of Siloam Springs as well as “daughter-in-love” Vanessa Pyle of Rogers. She is survived by 12 grandchildren, Nick, Devon, Logan, Gage, and Noah Neill as well as Addie, Allison, and Aubrey Balk and Hunter, Zoey, and namesake Arrow Bren Sanders. Her 12th grandchild, Chase Balk, is due in May. Also surviving is sister Kathy Rodgers of Bella Vista and brothers Hoyt James of Decatur and Tommy McCuistion of Rogers.
Funeral services with be Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Monte Baptist Church in Rogers with Bros. Mack Mills and George McBryde officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment in the Bentonville Cemetery, Bentonville, Arkansas. Arrangements by Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th, Rogers, Online condolences to

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Monte Ne Baptist Church

1610 Monte Ne Road
Rogers, AR 72756

Monte Ne Baptist Church
1610 Monte Ne Road Rogers 72756 AR
United States

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Bentonville Cemetery Final Resting Place

S. F Street
Bentonville, Ar 72712

S. F Street Bentonville 72712 Ar
United States

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