Elizabeth Josephine Brune 1924 - 2010 Lawrence
Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Josephine Brune, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.
Mrs. Brune died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at her home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Hays, the daughter of Joseph Jesse Svoboda and Florence Clara Saindon Svoboda Jilka. She graduated from Kansas University.
Mrs. Brune was an elementary school teacher for many years in the Lawrence area, teaching at Fairview, Cordley, Centennial and Broken Arrow schools. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, reading and music.
She married Danny Rothwell Brune on Nov. 6, 1943. He died in March of 2007.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Joe Jr., Lloyd, and Floyd.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel C. Brune, Tempe, Ariz., Albert W. Brune, Lawrence, and Stuart F. Brune, Duvall, Wash.; one daughter, Marilyn J. Brune, Eudora; a brother, Charles Svoboda, Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Norma Hamrick, Lawrence; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology, Lawrence Humane Society, or Independence Inc., sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.