Born Feb. 21, 1962, at Waynesboro Hospital, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Grace R. Seylar Gearhart.
She worked for R R. Donnelley Inc. in Thurmont, Md., as a graphic artist and designer, and was a member of the REC Club, a recreational group of her colleagues and co-workers.
Brenda was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Greencastle, Pa., where she also participated with the Encouraging Words For Women Group.
Ms. Wilhide’s work also affected her hobbies, as she enjoyed art and drawing, as well as computers. Her other interests included cooking, traveling and fly-fishing at the family cabin.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her son, Christopher Ryan Wilhide of Smithsburg, Md.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, 45 S. Carlisle St., Greencastle.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Her pastor, the Rev. James E. Hughes, will officiate. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Church of Christ, 128 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, PA 17225 or American Diabetes Association, 5020 Ritter Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.
Those desiring may offered condolences to the family at www.zimmermanfh.com.