Alice Bruns


PAYNE -- Alice Ann Bruns, 87, of Payne, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Paulding County Hospital.

Alice was born in New Bavaria, Ohio, on May 5, 1927, a daughter of the late Cora (Thome) and Ray Peck. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society. On Oct. 25, 1947, Alice married Eugene Bruns who died Oct. 17, 2009. In 1973, she received the Paulding County Woman of the Year award for her work as a volunteer.

Alice will be sadly missed by her children, Theresa (Joe) Lehman of Haviland, Mary (Fritz) Cooper of Garrett, Ind., and William (Karen) of New Haven, Ind.; sisters, Josephine "Jody" Elms, Arvada, Colo., Kathleen "Dolly" Barlage of Maumee and Betty O'Shaughnessey of Monroeville, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Alice was also preceded in death by her son, Gary; and brothers, Quimby, Alfred, Walter, Vincent Leo and Raymond.

Viewing is Wednesday from 4-7:30 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, where viewing is also Thursday from 9-9:30 a.m. Her Funeral Mass is at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014. She will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are to Masses, Divine Mercy Catholic School or the donor's choice. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

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