Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Carolyn C. “Kelly” Bruns (February 23, 2016)

Carolyn C. “Kelly” Bruns age 86, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away at 10:53 A.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. Kelly was born May 31, 1929 in Ft. Loramie, Ohio to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dircksen) Hilgefort.

Kelly is survived by her children, Fred & Deb Bruns of Frenchtown, Dave Bruns of Frenchtown, John Bruns of Frenchtown, Ron & Margie Bruns of McCartyville, Nancy & Mike Grieshop of Willowdell and Brad & Lil Bruns of Frenchtown; grandchildren, Jennifer & Marc Litten, Traci & Chad Monnin, Victoria Bruns, Ryan Bruns, Joseph Bruns, Brian Grieshop, Kelly Grieshop, Kevin Grieshop, Katie Grieshop, Brittany & Alex Dirksen, Justin Bruns, Tyler Bruns & Kayla Bruns; great-grandchildren, Kole Litten, Kyle Litten, Karlie Litten, Chase Monnin, Blake Monnin, Baylee Dirksen and Trevor Dirksen; brothers & sister-in-law, Robert Hilgefort of Sidney and Louis & Phyllis Hilgefort of Ft. Loramie; sisters & brother-in-law, Verona Boecker of Minster, Mary Ann Heitkamp of Versailles, Rosemary Heitkamp of McCartyville and Louise & 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 October 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, February 27, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Frenchtown. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 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