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Friday January 17th, 2020

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St. Mark's Church
Friday January 17th, 2020

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Jon Robert Bruner

FLORENCE—Bruner, Jon Robert (Bob), 83, beloved dad, former farmer and owner-operator of an earth-moving construction company, passed away on January 9, 2020.  He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Ellen (Colleen) Bruner, by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bruner, and by his parents, Harriet and Dan Bruner.  He is survived by: Children, Gail (Richard) Murrow, Linda Ebersole, Shelly (Darren) Jones, and Michael Bruner; Grandchildren, Allison and Natalie Murrow, Robin (Melinda) Ebersole, Fin, Brook, and Brie Jones; and Great grandchildren, Taylor and Payten Ebersole.  Bob lived nearly all his life either on or immediately adjacent to the same farm near Florence, where he grew up, where his grandparents and parents lived before him, where he played with boyhood friends, hunted arrowheads, and bucked bales. He loved the land, knew every inch of the farm by heart, hunted, fished, and excelled at trap shooting. He could take apart, repair, and put back together any piece of machinery, including his small fleet of used, heavy Caterpillar equipment, with which he moved the same earth that moved him, sculpting its stubborn grit into ponds and terraces for ranchers and farmers, among whom he also built good friendships. His funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. (Rosary 10:00 a.m.) on Friday, January 17, 2020, at St. Mark’s Holy Family Church in Marion, Kansas. Memorial may be made to St. Mark’s. Catholic Church.  Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion is serving the family.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Jon at www.ymzfh.com .

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Thanks so much, Frances and Bill.


gail murrow Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

Cheryl, thank you so much. It means a lot to hear from you.

gail murrow Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

I just love this, Marsha. I can see them too.

gail murrow Jan 19 2020 12:00 AM

What a special guy. I had the pleasure of knowing Bob for the last 12 years of his life. We spent many nights visiting and snacking (his FAVORITE thing to do)! He shared stories of the "dirt work" he did, memories of riding the school bus, riding in his truck with his dog, his children, and of his mother giving him haircuts. Life will not be the same without him in it. My heart goes out to his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. Know that he was deeply loved by many during his last years, days, and hours.

Jodie Hamm Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember Bob and my father coming up the sidewalk for lunch. They were dirty, sweaty and laughing like the friends they always were. I remember Bob laughing because no matter how he tried, he couldnt teach me to shoot a bow and arrow. Gail, Linda, Shelley and Mike, you are in heart and my prayers.

Marsha Jackson Douskurt Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jon Bruner

Cheryl (Robinson) Doty Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gail, Linda, Shelley, and Mike,

Praying for comfort and peace for each of you. God Bless.

Bill and Frances Hockensmith

Hockensmith Jan 16 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Shelly, Darren and Family- I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you all. Peace to you.
Ramona Drake

Ramona Drake Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

God, Dad, I love you. I have missed you for a long time, but never more than now.


Gail Murrow Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM