J. BRYNN JERLES, 67, of North Manchester, passed away 8:34 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born May 22, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio a daughter of the late James B. and Martha L. (Johnson) Jerles. Brynn graduated from St. Petersburg, Fla. Junior College with an A.A. in Nursing. She earned her B.A. degree from Indiana University and Master's in Science degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She was a Registered Nurse and was employed with Huntington Memorial Hospital for 28 years, and later at Lutheran Hospital and Dupont Hospital, both in Fort Wayne. She attended Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester. "She loved her family, gardening, animals and the outdoors. She always had a smile on her face and had great compassion for her patients." She is survived by her son, David J. (Shelly Leifer) Cunningham of North Manchester; daughters, Amanda B. (Jeff) Michel of North Manchester and Christi (Tom) Miller of Kansas City, Mo.; sister, Beth (Charlie) Janis of St. Petersburg, Fla.; six grandchildren, Chloe Leifer, Kyler Leifer, Elizabeth Michel, Skyler Michel, Zach Michel and Colten Miller. She was preceded in death by one brother. A private service will be held. Friends and family may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013 at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut St., North Manchester, Ind. For those who wish to honor the memory of Brynn Jerles, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Wabash County, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Ind. 46992. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 St. Rd. 114 West, North Manchester, Ind. Condolences may be sent to www.mckeemortuary.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Apr. 9, 2013