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Barbara Bruner

July 26, 1941 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 78)

Barbara Bruner, age 78, a resident of Portland, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. 

            Barbara was born on July 26, 1941, in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of Glenn and Mary (LeMaster) Hummel.  She graduated from Mississinewa Valley High School in 1960 and married Jim Bruner on June 5, 1960.  She was a member of Pike Friends “N’ Neighbors, American Red Cross, Community and Family Services where she was active in the Food Bank, Thrift Shop and W.I.C. program.  She loved to sew and make crafts for her friends and family.  Barbara also volunteered for the Jay County Fair Association for many years. 


            Survivors include:

            Her husband of 59 years:  Jim Bruner – Portland, Indiana

            1 son:  Terry Bruner (wife Cathy) – Auburn, Indiana

            2 daughters:  Suzanne Clevenger (husband Greg) – Ridgeville, Indiana

                                  Peggy Atkinson (husband Troy) – Portland, Indiana

            1 brother:  Keith Hummel (wife Kay) – Union City, Indiana

            1 sister:  Bonnie Deaton – Biloxi, Mississippi

            6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

            Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. 

            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Pastor Darrel Borders will officiate and burial will follow in Salamonia Cemetery.

            Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Cancer Society.   

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