Phyllis C. Bruner


Phyllis C. Bruner, 80, of Columbus, passed from this life at 11:59 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Born May 8, 1936, in Clermont, she was the daughter of Bernard A. and Eunice Reed Bendler, both of whom preceded her in death. She married W. Richard Bruner on Sept. 15, 1956. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2007.

Phyllis worked in customer service at the former Hill’s Department Store and she was a member of Christiansburg United Methodist Church. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, crafts and playing cards. Her family fondly referred to her as a card shark.

Survivors include children, Joan (John) Trimpe of Freetown, Dian (Kevin) Hayworth of Morgantown, and Terry (Robin) Bruner of Columbus; grandchildren, Michael (Christina) Phillips Jr., Andrew (Amanda) Phillips, Serenity (Logan) Lynch, Anthony Trimpe, Catherine (Andrew) Buckler, Kyle (Kera) Hayworth and Amber Hayworth; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara (Willard) Lowe and Marlene Huber, both of Columbus, Brenda (John) Frank, Carson City, Nevada, Shirley Blair, Audrey (Charles) Crase, and Rhonda (Dean) Walls, all of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

Beside her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Bruner.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus with Steven Gommel officiating. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Memorialss may be made to Phi Beta Psi Sorority for cancer research.

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