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Alice Mae Bruns
  • Market Street Presbyterain Church
    1100 West Market Street
    Lima, OH 45805
  • Lima Chapter
    American Red Cross
    610 South Collett
    Lima, OH 45805

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“Alice was a dear lady, a pleasure to know her. She always had a smile on her pretty face and something nice to say. We miss Alice already. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Ann Cecere - Cridersville, OH

“to the familySorry for your loss My dad ( Ray ) worked for Earl at Westinghouse and admired your om and Dad .Dave Rice ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: A friend

“Don, Linda, and family. Sorry of your loss. Remember the many good memories of the past many years and keep them close to you at this time of parting. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Paul Shenk - Lima, OH - Friend


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Alice Mae Bruns, age 93 of Lima, died at 8:16 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017 at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born August 23, 1923 in Toledo, Ohio; to the late Roscoe C. and Marvel R. Teets Griffith. On June 2, 1946 she married Earl John Bruns who preceded her in death May 11, 2011.

She attended DeVilbiss High School, and graduated in 1945 by the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Schience degree. She was a substitute teacher at Shawnee Elementary School, a docent at the Allen County Historical Museum for nine years, worked for 23 years on the Silent Auction at the Museum's Christmas Tree Festival, and was a 34 year volunteer at the Allen County, Ohio, Shapter of the American Red Cross, for which she received a J. C. Penney Golden Rule Award (forerunner of the Jefferson Award).

Since 1954, Alice was a member of the market Street Presbyterian Church; served a term as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, taught Sunday School Classes, and was the Church Librarian for many years.

She is survived by 3 sons - Donald E. (Linda K.) Bruns of Sarasota, Florida; Richard J. (Patricia) Bruns of Texas; and David J. (LouAnn) Bruns of Waterville, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held at the family's convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Market Street Presbyterian Church or the Allen County Chapter of the American Red Cross.