Betty J. Brunner
OREGON — Betty J. Brunner, 91, passed away peacefully at Allure of Pinecrest Nursing Home in Mt. Morris on May 23, 2023. She was born in Oregon, IL on August 4, 1931 the daughter of Rossell and Grace (Buhs) Brunner. She lived her entire life in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1949 but never really left as she was secretary to the principal and superintendent until she retired in 1993. She was also the Sunday school secretary for the Oregon United Methodist Church. She loved sewing, quilting, handcrafts and her family and friends. Her family sincerely thank her devoted friends who sustained our precious “B” in her golden years, Shirley Mains and Sandy Sullivan.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents Rossell and Grace (Buhs) Brunner; baby sister Ruth Elizabeth Brunner; and her sweetheart Dick Krizan.
She is survived by her brother Roger Brunner or Oregon; Nephew Kenneth Brunner (Kathy) of Oklahoma; Niece Cynthia Fegter of Florida; great nephew Noah Fegter (Melanie); great niece Amber Fegter; great-great nieces Lindley and Natayln Fegter; and many cousins.
A private Graveside service will be held on Friday, May 26th, 2023. A public Celebration of Life will take place in her honor at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home of Oregon, IL on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The family is also going to be setting up a scholarship fund in Betty’s name to be awarded to a worthy Oregon High School Graduate next year. Please visit www.farrellhollandgale.com for upcoming details regarding the Betty J. Brunner Scholarship fund. You may also leave an online condolence at the funeral home website.