Lucille Evelyn Bruner, 87, former resident of Bronson, died Friday, May 11, 2013, at the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home in Wellsville. She was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Pleasanton, the daughter of Andrew Wesley and Elsie Mae Gillispie. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1944. She then moved to Kansas City and worked for Pratt & Whitney manufacturing airplanes during World War II.
Following the war, she returned to Fort Scott and worked for S. H. Cress & Co. and later for Western Insurance Company.
She married Irwin William Bruner on July 20, 1952. To this union were born two sons, David Irwin and Daniel William. Lucille dearly loved caring for her sons and grandson. She enjoyed cooking and writing in her diary. She also enjoyed reading her Bible which she often read through three times each year. She attended Hope Chapel Assembly of God.
Survivors include sons David Bruner and Penny, Ottawa, and Daniel Bruner and Trisha, Bronson; three grandsons, Jason Bruner, Brett Bruner and Chad Bruner, a step-grandson, Michael Rogers and wife, Jessica, a step-granddaughter, Katie Rogers; and two great-grandsons, Bryson and Ethan.
Also surviving are sisters Lois Stewart, Moran, and Doris Garrett, Adrian, Mo.; three nieces, Elaine Lackrone, Lois Conyers and Cheryl Garrett, and three nephews, Larry Stewart, Mark Stewart and Dale Garrett. She was preceded in death by her husband Irwin, in 1985; her parents and a brother, Andrew Gillispie.
The Rev. Marshall I.J. Lackrone D.D. will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bronson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Foundation and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 301 Pine, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, KS 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.
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