Nina Brady, 82, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023. She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenn J Brady, her parents, Robert and Lora Fitzgerald, as well as her brothers, Delos Fitzgerald and Bryan Fitzgerald, and her sisters, Kathleen Grueber, Rosalie Self, Amolee McIntyre, and Rowena Harrelson. She is survived by her daughters, Denise Brady Koch (Richard) and Jennifer Brady (Rick Mabe), three grandchildren Grant Brady, Stuart Koch, and Amelia Brady, a brother, Douglas Fitzgerald (Nina), her sister Wilma Jean Hodges (Don), her sister-in-law Verla Fitzgerald (the late Bryan), and many nieces and nephews.
Nina was born the ninth child in Middlebrook, MO on September 10, 1940. She started school when she was 4 and graduated high school in Flat River at 16 years of age. She started teaching full-time when she was only 18 years old. She always loved school, both teaching and attending, and often was taking a college course. She graduated from Washington University in 1966 with a Bachelors Degree in Education and later received a Masters in Social Work from Webster University.
After a long career teaching second grade at Hillsboro Elementary School in Hillsboro, MO, she enjoyed a second career as an educational neglect social worker for the State of Missouri.
Nina was widowed at an early age, and she was proud that she raised, financially supported and educated her two daughters by herself. Nina enjoyed being a grandmother, was always interested in her grandchildren’s activities and was always happy to use her favorite activity, shopping, to spoil them.
Nina was a long-time member of the Concord Trinity United Methodist Church. She was active in the Singles Group, organizing their functions for many years.
Nina also enjoyed singing and music. She had seasons tickets to the St. Louis Symphony. She was a long-time member of a choir, The Twilight Singers, that visited various senior community living centers to sing and perform for the residents.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 4 at the Ziegenhein Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry Road. A celebration of her life service will begin at 11:00 AM. There will be a lunch immediately following the service. Nina will be laid to rest in a private burial at Woodlawn Cemetery De Soto, MO.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to your local Alzheimer's Association. In addition, there is a need for volunteers to participate in studies to help prevent Alzheimer's, please consider participating in a study. Please visit endalznow.org/why-join for more information.