Hazel L. Bruns, 96, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Taylorville died Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Plano, Texas. She was born January 31, 1918 in Tower Hill, IL the daughter of C.A. and Florence Hoy Seitz. On August 14, 1937 she married Fred M. Bruns in Pana, IL and their fairy tale marriage ended when Fred died on April 7, 2005. She moved to Allen, Texas in 2006 to be near her family.

Hazel grew up on a farm near Tower Hill, Illinois during the Great Depression. She was a resident of Emeritus at Springcreek Gardens in Plano, TX at the time of her death. She was a graduate of Tower Hill High School and Sparks Business College in Shelbyville. She and Fred lived in Taylorville for over 65 years where they started a family, endured separation while Fred served with the Marines in World War II. They built a successful furniture business and joyfully retired in 1973. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, and was a member and past Worthy Matron of Haselmere Chapter 221, Order of Eastern Star for over 75 years. Hazel made many new friends in Texas and enjoyed her bridge and bingo. Most of all she enjoyed her family. She was a great Mom to Bob and Rex, a wonderful Mother-in-law to June and Nancy. She was very much loved and appreciated by her four grandchildren: Leslie Bruns, Kristen Lockey and husband Justin, Courtney Bruns, and Robyn Bruns, and her five great Grandchildren: Madeleine, Justin, Jr., Joshua, Abigail, and Jacob Lockey.

The family will honor her memory in a private graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.

Arrangements are being handled by McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

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