OBITUARY

Rita Juanita Mabe Bruner

November 25, 1936February 23, 2019
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Rita Juanita Bruner, 82 of Claremont passed away on February 23, 2019 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church of Hickory. Rita was born November 25, 1936 in Grayson County, VA., and was the daughter of the late Robert Garfield Mabe and Emma Madigan Brown Mabe. . In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Ruben “Bud” Bruner of 49 years; 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Rita is survived by her 3 sons, Randy Bruner, George Bruner and Timothy Bruner and wife Gina; 3 daughters, Virginia Doub and husband Gray, Jenene Nellenbach and husband Anthony and Barbara Bruner; 2 brothers; 2 sisters; 4 grandchildren, Angel Bruner, Shay Bruner, Kelly Carpenter and husband Vince, Madigan Gioscio and husband Frankie; and 6 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on February 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church - Conover. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Pre-School at 410 – 1st. Ave. N. Conover, NC 28613. Condolences may be left at www.catawbamemorialpark.com. The Bruner Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2019
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Rita Juanita Mabe Bruner

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Kay Curto

February 26, 2019

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of Rita. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you!
Respectfully-Kay Curto-aunt of Gina and Tim Bruner

Gail Spurlin

February 25, 2019

I grew up attending the Sweetwater Baptist Church when Bud and Juanita did with their children. She was a Sunday School teacher for me several times over the years. She was a very sweet lady, had the cutest laugh, kind to everyone, a great cook( I use her recipe for pot roast still) , funny and great sense of humor, spunky and firm having made up her mind over something, loving mom and grandmother and devoted great-grand, a good listener and a true friend.
Please accept our sincerest sympathy during your time of grief and sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you & yours as you go thru this difficult time . Due to the flu, upper respiratory infection, thrush, and pink eyes I will not be able to attend the services today with my mother, Beulah Bentley. This has been a very difficult winter where we have lost eleven dear friends at church, family, school, and work in this month of February alone. Prayerfully remembering you & yours- Wayne and Gail Bentley Spurlin and Beulah Bentley.

Loretta Burkhart

February 25, 2019

Prayers and thoughts for the family and friends! Sorry Randy, I know she was a Great Mother and very special woman and mother for you and the family.!

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