Mary Marie Baughner
Mary Marie Baughner, age 83, of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the home of her daughter in Franklin County. Born on October 23, 1928, in Union County, she was the daughter of the late Ora and Rebecca Yountz Martin.
She graduated from Brookville High School in 1946. On July 27, 1946, in Batesville, she became the bride of Thomas Baughner. Mr. Baughner died on October 4, 1995. She retired from Ford Electronics and Refrigeration in 1991 after 24 years of service. She previously had worked at Sperry Rubber in Brookville. She enjoyed the activities at the Grace United Methodist Church as well as being with her family, bowling, going to the riverboat and going to Friday Night Bluegrass Concerts.
She is survived by her children, Deborah Andrews and her husband, Bob, of Brookville and Dennis Boughner and his wife, Darlene, of Connersville; a sister, Leona McCoy of Greenwood; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son, William Thomas Boughner; three brothers, Stanley, Marlin and Cledith “Sonny” Martin; and four sisters, Norma Corya, Ruth Wilson, Maxine Fritz and Luellen Dare.
Funeral services were conducted at Urban Winkler Funeral Home on Saturday May 26, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mark Powell officiating. Burial followed at Dale Cemetery.
Tommae Lu Weers Leisure Kelch
Tommae Lu Weers-Leisure (Howard)-Kelch (James), 87 passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2012 in Peoria, Arizona. She formerly had resided in Marysville, Mechanicsburg and Clayton, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1924, in Connersville, the daughter of the late William “Art” and Leota Naylor-Weers.
Tommae Lu was a 1943 graduate of Union School, College Corner. She was a member of the Church on Lytham, Columbus, Ohio, and a past Worthy Matron of the Caroline Chapter #39 Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Delta Chi Delta Sorority. Other interests include teaching Sunday School and volunteering in community events. She also enjoyed raising dogs, sewing, reading and counted cross stitching.
She is survived by a sister, Julia Ann Porter of Liberty; a brother, Leo Weers, of Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Claudia (Gary) Gallion of Millersburg; a son, Michael (Deborah) Leisure of Surprise, Arizona; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Lowell and John Weers; husbands; and an infant daughter. Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at The Church on Lytham, 2300 Lytham Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Memorial contributions may be made to The Church on Lytham, 2300 Lytham Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220 or the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85014.
Anna Bruening, age 76, of Cedar Grove, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Brookville Healthcare Center in Brookville. Born September 18, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Anna (Meyer) Schoene. On November 13, 1954, she became the wife of John L. Bruening, and he preceded her in death on October 27, 1998.
She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Cedar Grove. She had held various jobs over the years, in most recent years having operated the Tis a Toy shop in Metamora; however, her most important role in life was that of being a wife and mother.
Survivors include six children, Lorelei Bruening of Brookville, Louise (David) McGuffin of Cincinnati, Ohio, Lois Bruening of Cedar Grove, Joseph Bruening of Florida, John (Michele) Bruening of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lisa M. Bruening (Matthew Wolber) of New Trenton; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Inga Flugeman of Milan.
Besides her parents and husband, John, she was preceded in death by a son, James B. Bruening; and a sister, Elizabeth Beckman.
Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy will officiate the funeral mass on Thursday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church in Cedar Grove. Burial will follow in Arlington Memory Gardens in Mt. Healthy, Ohio.
Family and friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. till 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 405 U.S. HWY 52 in Cedar Grove.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Healthcare Center Patient Activities Fund. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.