Mary P. Bruss

June 12, 1929March 10, 2019

Mary Pauline Bruss, (89) was called home to be with our Lord March 10, 2019. Born in Palmyra, Mo June 12, 1929 to Thomas & Olive Carter. Known as Pauline Carter in her younger years growing up on a farm in northern MO. After graduating high school she moved to Chicago, eventually meeting her husband of nearly 50 years, Don Bruss. They married January 29, 1951. Mary was a loving wife, mother and dear friend. She loved dancing, gardening and boating. Active in 20th Century Cornelius, Women’s Aero, Girl Scouts and New Neighbors League. Survived by children: Paula Wheatley, Donna Bruss, Beverly (Clayton) Jamison. Grandchildren: Catherine Wheatley, Kristen & Corey McGlynn, Ashley Phillips, Shawn & Lindsy Phillips and 8 great grandchildren with one on the way. Extended family: Erin & Andrew Johnson, Andy & Brooke Jamison. Predeceased by Thomas & Ollie Carter, Irene Carter, Dorinda & Burt Bergstrand. Funeral will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, Wichita, KS @ 10:00 AM Friday, March 15. Graveside service following at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials in Mary’s name can be made at Alzheimer’s Association or Grace Presbyterian Church.


  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Grace Presbyterian Church


  • Memorial Service Friday, March 15, 2019

Mary P. Bruss

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Lois Hubbard

March 14, 2019

I was always fond of the Bruss family and I knew them for a long time at Grace Presbyterian and for a short time as neighbors. Betsy - I want you to know I am thinking about you at this time and wish I did not live so far away and could be there for her service. It is hard to lose your mother but you will have wonderful memories of her for the rest of your life. Please take care. I send my love and condolences to you and your family. Lois

Kathy & Dennis Fisher

March 14, 2019

Mary was a sweet and gracious lady. Her smile will be missed. Our sympathy and love to her family.

Dennis & Kathy Fisher

Kristen McGlynn

March 14, 2019

From Connor and Kellen:
We remember she always had cookies for us, and the exercise ball she let us play with. We love her very much and will miss her!