Obituary

Carolyn "Kelly" Bruns

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FRENCHTOWN — Carolyn C. "Kelly" Bruns, age 86, of Frenchtown, Ohio, passed away at 10:53 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles.

Kelly was born May 31, 1929, in Fort Loramie, Ohio to the late Fred and Cecelia (Dircksen) Hilgefort.

Kelly is survived by her children, Fred and Deb Bruns of Frenchtown, Dave Bruns of Frenchtown, John Bruns, of Frenchtown, Ron and Margie Bruns, of McCartyville, Nancy and Mike Grieshop, of Willowdell, and Brad and Lil Bruns, of Frenchtown; grandchildren, Jennifer and Marc Litten, Traci and Chad Monnin, Victoria Bruns, Ryan Bruns, Joseph Bruns, Brian Grieshop, Kelly Grieshop, Kevin Grieshop, Katie Grieshop, Brittany and Alex Dirksen, Justin Bruns, Tyler Bruns and Kayla Bruns; great-grandchildren, Kole Litten, Kyle Litten, Karlie Litten, Chase Monnin, Blake Monnin, Baylee Dirksen and Trevor Dirksen; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Hilgefort, of Sidney and Louis and Phyllis Hilgefort, of Fort Loramie; sisters and brother-in-law, Verona Boecker, of Minster, Mary Ann Heitkamp, of Versailles, Rosemary Heitkamp, of McCartyville, and Louise and Dennis Homan, of Maria Stein; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kelly was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert B. Bruns on May 6, 1994 whom she married Oct. 27, 1954; sister, Norma Post; brothers-in-law, Hugo Post, Bernard Boecker, Jerry Heitkamp and Norb Heitkamp; and sister-in-law, Rita Hilgefort.

Kelly was a farmer's wife and formerly worked at the Crystal Ball in Frenchtown, Lost C in Frenchtown, Whitefords in Versailles, Aerovent in Piqua, and retired from Clopay in Russia. Kelly was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown and the Versailles Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid Bingo player.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with the Rev. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.


Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Bailey Zechar Funeral Home
653 Hickey Ave | Versailles, OH 45380 | (937) 526-4440
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