J. Willard Brucker 1916 - 2008 McPherson
Canton - Funeral services for J. Willard Brucker, 92, McPherson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Church in Canton. Burial will be in Canton Township Cemetery.Mr. Brucker died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at McPherson Care Center.He was born April 1, 1916, in Canton, the son of Jeremiah Simpson and Mabel Christine Austin Brucker. He graduated from Canton High School in 1934.Mr. Brucker served in the U.S. Army during World War II with the 79th General Hospital. He was an oil field supervisor and part owner at Blackstone Drilling Co. in McPherson. He was a member of the Christian Church in Canton. He was a member of the American Legion post in Canton and Masonic Lodge 72 in McPherson.He married Mary E. Young Brucker on Jan. 16, 1949, in McPherson. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Kay O'Neal, McPherson, and Marsha Stetler, Lawrence; two sisters, Mary Cheever and Leitha Sewell, both of Altoona; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home in McPherson, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas or McPherson Care Center, sent in care of the funeral home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.