Amanda Leigh Mendenhall

May 28, 1981 - April 30, 2020

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Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, a celebration of life service will be planned for a later date.

We remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and want to stay within the government’s guidelines. Whenever possible, Young Family Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them and allow them to be able to say their final good-bye to their loved one. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Amanda Leigh Mendenhall, 38, of Kendallville died unexpectedly Thursday, April 30, 2020, at her residence.

She was born May 28, 1981, in Livonia, Michigan, to Charles E. and Heather E. (Friedrichs) Mendenhall. Her parents survive in Commerce Township, Michigan.

She moved to this area seven years ago, coming from Michigan.

Also surviving are her boyfriend, Brad Brandeberry of Kendallville; a sister, Alyssa (Ray) Goniwika of Commerce Township, Michigan; and a brother, Nicholas (Sarah) Mendenhall of Commerce Township, Michigan.

Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, a celebration of life service will be planned for a later date.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Breana Blowers
May 10th, 2020 5:46pm
Kendallville Indiana

I will miss seeing your smile! I will never forget those times you would come in for pizza while I was working and also working with you and Tony was a blast. These beautiful memories will last a lifetime! Thinking of the family!

Ron & Heidi Trafidlo
May 6th, 2020 4:48pm
Rochester Hills, MI

We learned of Amanda’s passing from her great aunt Joan Garoua (our dear neighbor). Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of Amanda’s family and friends.

Randy, Kristin, Abby and Katie
May 5th, 2020 12:28pm

You will be so missed, but never forgotten. Your laugh will always be with us all. Love you!

May 4th, 2020 10:43pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Brad, prayers for you and the families.

May 3rd, 2020 3:27pm

Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken-hearted, He bonds up their wounds.

Robert Walker
May 3rd, 2020 11:38am
Austin, TX

Charlie,Heather,Nick and Alyssa I am so sorry to hear about this. Praying for your family. Bob

Chantelle Shadday
May 3rd, 2020 3:54am

So sorry for you loss brad she was an amazing women just remember she will be looking over u and everyone else’s hearts she touched

Joe & Christina Higgins
May 3rd, 2020 3:25am
Waxhaw, NC

Sending our love and prayers. "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Amanda was a one and a billion person. So many great memories.

Richard Sereno
May 2nd, 2020 10:27pm
Huntington, Indiana

Please accept our deepest condolences. Rick and Lisa Sereno

Greg &. Pat Brandeberry
May 2nd, 2020 9:24pm

We will miss Amanda so much! She truly made our son Brad very happy! Our hearts are broken but knowing she’s at peace and no more pain🌷🌹😘💕

Pam & Roger Snow
May 2nd, 2020 6:30pm
Mesa, AZ

My sweet niece, Amanda-I will cherish our text thread that lasted several years & cry every time 😢 ! Uncle Roger hopes you can still hear him play special video clips of him playing the guitar just for you....Our hearts are shattered!

Amy Wallace
May 2nd, 2020 2:22am
Ocala florida

My heart aches to hear your see you smile.. I know your in Heaven smiling down on family and friends. Your smile is beautiful. You will be truly missed by so many hearts you have touched. You have always been a sister to me since we were kids. 33 years of friendship! I love you always and forever. Prayers to Mendenhall family and Brad. May Amanda's beautiful smile and laughter rest in your memories forever. Love Amy Wallace (Bennett)

Tony &Kami Conroy
May 2nd, 2020 12:24am
Knoxville TN

Such a beautiful lady you will be missed Amanda!! I still have the last beer here from the 6 pack we shared before we moved to TN!! What an awesome friend!! So sorry for your loss Brad, love ya brother you need anything let me know!!

Bill & DD Nartker
May 1st, 2020 10:40pm

Brad, sorry for your loss and prayers for you and her family.

Jessica Palmer
May 1st, 2020 9:32pm
Copperas Cove Tx

I am sorry to hear of such a gentle soul passing. She was a wonderful person and will be missed tremendously. I remember back in elementary school she was able to make my outlook on life a little brighter. That moment has stuck with me for years. She will never be forgotten.

Diane Schwab
May 1st, 2020 8:34pm
Commerce Twp., Mi.

This is heart breaking. My deepest sympathy to the family. I will be praying for you all.

Alyson Bond Jordon
May 1st, 2020 7:54pm
Commerce Twp. MI

Gone way too soon! Amanda was such a sweetheart in high school! We had some of the best times in classes and volleyball. I always remember your Coca Cola room decor and your smile. Rest In Peace. Praying for family and friends during this hard time.

Patty & Doug Terry
May 1st, 2020 7:17pm

Brad, we are so sorry for your loss.