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Bruner, Lucena Eveline "Lucy" (King) (1823-1903)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 7/4/2020 at 20:31:14

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, May 21, 1903, pg. 1


Mrs. Bowen was preparing to start
to Sutherland, la., last Saturday to
nurse Mrs. Lucy Bruner when A. J.
Bruner received a dispatch from his
sister to tell her not to go as her
mother could not live through the
night which a later dispatch con-

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, May 21, 1903, pg. 6



Luceny King was born in Bracken
county, Ky., in February 1823, and
died May 16th 1903 in her 81st year.
She was united in marriage to Henry
Bruner in 1842 and located with him
in Putnam county, Indiana, where
they remained until 1853, when they
moved west locating in Green county,
this state, and in 1873 they removed
to Exira where they remained
until the death of her husband in
1895, when she gave up the cares of
housekeeping and went to live with
her children. Twelve children were
born of this union, four of whom
died in infancy. Since she gave up
housekeeping most of her time has
been passed with her daughter,
Mrs. Patrick in and near Sutherland
Iowa, where she was at the time of
her death.

Three of her sons served during
the Civil war, Daniel, W. R. and
Harrison Bruner, the latter preceding
his mother to the spirit land
about two weeks ago.

Mrs. Bruner gave herself to the
service of God in 1857, and joined the
Methodist Episcopal church, remaining
a faithful and consistent
member until her death, when as a
shock of corn, ready, she was garnered
by the harvester Death. "She
rests from her labors, and her works
do follow her." What a happy
meeting there has been between her
and those who have gone before her.

Through the fifty years of her wedded
life she was a faithful wife; a
loving mother. She bore the many
hardships of pioneer life uncomplainingly
and with heroic fortitude
a help to her husband during all
the trials and tribulations they often
encountered in their long and useful
career as they journeyed down
the pathway of life to a happy old

"Old age which appears so frightful
to the young, who view it afar
off, has no terror to them who see it
near; but experience proves that it
abounds with consolations, and
even delights."

"Death comes equally to us all
and makes us all equal when it
comes. Death is but life to a true
believer; it is not the last day, nor
the worst day, but in the brightest
sense, the best day, and the
beginning of a better life."

Seven children still survive her,
forty-seven grand-children, and
fifty-two great grand-children.
Her remains arrived here last Tuesday
morning, accompanied by her
son John Bruner, her only daughter
Mrs. Patrick and her grand-son Lon
Bruner and were borne to the home
of her son A. J. Bruner, when at 2
o'clock the funeral obsequies were
conducted by Rev. J. E. Nichol of
the M. E. church, assisted by Rev.
H. L. Wissler of the Congregational
church, after which the remains
were followed to the Exira cemetery
and interred beside those of her
husband, there to repose until the
trumpet shall Bound the final
summons on the Resurrection morn.




Our sincere thanks are hereby
tendered our kind neighbors for
their many expressions of good will
and tender sympathy preceding and
during the funeral obsequies of our
beloved mother Mrs. Lucena Bruner.

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