Lelia Helen Bruner
April 9, 1925 - October 29, 2018
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Lelia Helen Bruner went to be with our Almighty God on October 29, 2018, 4:45 a.m. at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was 93 and a resident of Maranatha Village, in Springfield. Lelia, known by her middle name Helen, was born on April 9, 1925, in McAlister, Oklahoma, to Joel Barney Watkins and…

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Bobby and Karen Foster left a message on November 2, 2018:
To the Bruner Family: There has been many celebrations and struggles that our families have gone through over the years together, that is really what makes up a family. I remember working side by side with Helen in boxing up items and helping move them from her ravaged tornado stricken home to a rental until their home could be fixed and then moved back into; and all the happy birthdays, graduations, births and wedding events we've celebrated together over the years. Through all those life changing events Helen always kept a positive upbeat attitude about it all. Helen was a beautiful hostess always having a glass of sweet tea ready for you when you came to visit in mason jars. She remembered my birthdays and made me feel pretty through my adolescent years. We were blessed to be able to even live in their home for a while and her and James were the best landlords we ever had! Even though they had to live closer to Dr. in Springfield, they gave us the sense of pride to take care of their home like it was ours, and that we tried to do. My favorite memory of Helen will always be when she greeted you with a hug, she would ask about what was going on with you. She was always genuinely interested in what was going on in your life. As the conversation would continue she would undoubtedly lean over and whisper "did you know" and then tell you something that would be entertaining, typically it was an accomplishment mastered by a grandchild or great grandchild. Helen was a joy to be around, she will certainly be missed. Hugs and prayers to the whole family.
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