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Barbara Jean Bruner

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Bruner, Barbara Jean
80, of Mesa, AZ passed away on September 10, 2015 after a twelve year battle with Parkinson's disease. She was born September 7, 1935 in Ferris Township, MI to Louis and Emma [Ordaway] Barger. In 1953, Barbara graduated from Dowagiac High School and on October 25, 1954, was married to Edward Bruner in Akin, SC where he was stationed in the Army; together they had a love story romance for the next 61 years. They had two children, Julie and Fred and were also blessed with one grandson, J.T. Barbara was a big Arizona Cardinals fan, and loved flowers and plants but nothing was more important to her than family. She was a devoted wife and mother and a proud grandma; she was treasured by many friends, and those she had, were all true friends and were as good to her as she was to them; Barbara was beautiful inside and out. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Fred and her sisters Virginia and Lorraine and is survived by her beloved husband Edward Bruner; her daughter Julie (Mario) Langoni; grandson J.T. Langoni; her brothers Curly, Red, John, Clifford and Glen; sisters Alice and Marilyn; her sisters-in-law, Mary (Richard Flowers) Buschell, Jean (Larry) Tabor and Rica Semones. A visitation will be from 11:00am - 12:00pm with a funeral service immediately following on Wednesday, September 16 at Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care, 400 S. Power Rd, Mesa, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made online to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation at: www.pdf.org or by mail to: 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018. Please visit www.mariposagardens.com to leave a tribute. (480) 830-4422
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 15, 2015
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