Shelby  County  Indiana

Bruner / Brunner

The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, May 30, 2005
George A. Brunner, 72, of Shelbyville, died Friday, May 27, 2005.
Born March 7, 1933, in Indianapolis, s/o  Emmerson J. and Ruth (Nave) Brunner.
Married  Barbara Horst  on Nov. 24, 1994, and she survives.
Other survivors include two sons, J. Scott Brunner (wife, Jaye) of Shelbyville and  Philip Brunner (wife, Georgia) of Indianapolis; three daughters, Gwen Cord (husband, John) of Columbus, Jean Reinhart (husband, Lamar) of West Lafayette and  Diane Becken (husband, Mark) of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Barbara Washburn  of West Lafayette; one father-in-law, Benjamin Horst  of Noblesville; one cousin,  Irene Brunner  of Shelbyville; and eight grandchildren,  Adam Cord,  Erin Cord,  Abbi Cord,  Nicholas Brunner,  Ali Brunner,  Andrea Reinhart,  Kate Brunner  and  Madyson Brunner.
1951 graduate of Shelbyville High School. He also attended Purdue University.
Owned and operated BC Commercial Real Estate and Auction with former partner  Ed Cockerham.  Farmer for many years.
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Member of First Presbyterian Church, Shelbyville Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and had been a member and past president of the Lions Club.  Private pilot.
Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.
First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Huffman officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by local service organizations.
Contributions:  Riley Hospital for Children or Hospice of Shelby County.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  News
May 14, 2005
Eula E. Bruner, 71, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, in Indianapolis.
Born Feb. 19, 1934, in Shelbyville, d/o  Gilbert L. and  Odessa M. (Gilbert) Pate.
Survivors:  daughters,  Terry Diane Ray  and  Tracey Kim Bushby (husband, Albert), both of Shelbyville; one son, Todd Eric Bruner of Shelbyville; four brothers, Gilbert L. Pate Jr. of Shelbyville,  Robert E. Pate  and  Jimmie L. Pate, both of California, and  Charles P. Pate  of Indianapolis; one sister,  June M. Martin  of Shelbyville; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by one son, Gregory Curtis Bruner.
Employed at Freudenberg N.O.K. for 30 years.
Attended Grace Wesleyan Church.
Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., with the Revs. Joseph Smith and Harvey Weaver officiating.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, July 11, 1942
Page 1, Column 7
          Word has been received here by E. C. Newton of the death of his sister, Mrs. Effie Brunner, former resident of the Flat Rock and Norristown communities.  Mrs. Brunner died Tuesday morning at her home in Santa Ana, Cal.  She was seventy-nine years of age and her death followed a lengthy illness.
          Mrs. Brunner was born in Norristown, the daughter of George W. and Martha J. Newton.  Her husband, Main Brunner, has been dead for a number of years.  Surviving with the brother here are six children and a brother-in-law,  J. E. McCartney, of this city.
          The body will arrive in Indianapolis today and will be taken to the Moore funeral home on east Michigan street where short funeral rites will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be made in the Norristown cemetery.
[Effie's first husband was Ira McCartney.  She is buried at the Norristown cemetery with Ira. The children of Ira & Effie (Carrie & Russell) are buried one on each side of their parent's graves.-KR]
Submitted by Kathy Ridlen

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, August 26, 1918
Page 1, column 2
Harold Brunner, Shot By
Jealous Lover, Died Satur-
day -- Girl Not Expected
To Live
          Harold E. Brunner,  the St. Paul young man who was shot in the right side by  Everett Gribble,  the disappointed sweetheart of  Miss Sadie Nippert,  of Addyston, O., died at the Cincinnati general hospital, Saturday evening, as the result of the wounds received.  Miss Nippert, who was with Brunner late Thursday evening when the shooting occurred, remains in a critical condition at her home in Addyston, O., from the two wounds which she received, and little hope is held for her recovery.  The shooting occurred from ambush as the couple were returning from a picture show at Addyston, Gribble later confessing the crime.  The slayer is now held in jail and a charge of first degree murder has been placed against him.
          Young Brunner was seventeen years, four months and nineteen days of age and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Brunner,  of St. Paul.  He had been employed at the I. & C. traction station in this city and left but a few weeks ago to live with his cousin and her husband, at Addyston, in order to study railway telegraphy.  It is said that Thursday evening was the first time young Brunner had ever been with the Nippert girl, but first reports stated that the couple were to be married.
          The parents, a brother,  Arthur,  in the navy; two sisters,  Mrs. Roy Moore,  of Delhi, O., and  Mrs. Frank Fagel,  of Liberty township, are the near relatives surviving the deceased.
          The remains were brought to St. Paul and arrived there Sunday evening at 5:15 o'clock and were taken to his home three-quarters of a mile west of St. Paul.  Mr. and Mrs. Brunner are prostrated with grief, the shock of the tragedy being terrible.  The young man was a specimen of wonderful health and had a most wonderful prospect ahead of him.  The funeral services will be held at the late home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, the Rev. Woods, of the St. Paul Christian Church, officiating, and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery here in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday Afternoon, December 26, 1912
Page 1, column 3
            ENTERS  HOMES
Charles Brunner, Prominent Farmer,
Died Christmas Afternoon
After Long Illness
          Charles Brunner, one of the most prominent and best known farmers in this county, died Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at his home south of this city.  Mr. Brunner had been confined to his bed about five weeks, suffering with a complication of diseases, and for the last few days his condition had been critical.  He was sixty-five years of age at the time of his death.  Mr. Brunner was born in North Carolina in 1847, but for more than forty years he has been a resident of this county.  Mr. Brunner was an active worker in the M. E. church and was a member of the Masonic order at Norristown.  Mr. Brunner had a wide circle of friends who knew his worth and will mourn his death.  He is survived by a widow and three children,  Davis and  Delbert and  Mrs. Harriet McCain; two sisters,  Mrs. Sarah Whittington, of Indianapolis, and   Mrs. Lydia Coleman, of Pulaski county; three brothers,  Wesley Brunner of Waldron,  T. J. Brunner of Benton county, and  P. A. Brunner, of Topeka, Kansas.  The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Norristown M. E. church, Rev. Samuel Hawkins officiating.  Interment will be made in the Norristown cemetery in charge of  M. G. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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