Gladys Aileen Bruington
Gladys Aileen Bruington, age 94, died early Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012, at her Meade residence.
She was born March 6, 1918, at Fowler, Kansas, the daughter of Walter Warren and Feryl Ione (Flinn) Marrs. As a young girl she attended the Western Gem Country School in rural Meade County until the eighth grade. She later attended Fowler High School, graduating in 1936. Upon her graduation, she enrolled at the American Business College, Wichita, Kansas, completing a course in accounting.
On March 25, 1939, she married Reynolds Loren Bruington, at Liberal, Kansas. After their marriage, the couple made their home on the Marrs homestead in rural Meade County until 1955 when they moved to Meade. In 1972 they purchased a second residence in Sun City Arizona, until 2000. During their years together, the couple traveled in a motor home allowing them to visit many points of interest including Alaska. On their many travels, they boarded a freighter sailing to Viet Nam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. Some of her most memorable times included farming with her husband and spending time with one another.
She is a member of the United Methodist Church, Meade. During her farming years, she received the Bankers Award. Aileen enjoys being with her family, winter evenings, watching the 4th of July fireworks, and is proud of her family heritage.
She is survived by: Her brothers and sisters, Guinola Mae Tacha of Meade, Kansas, Alfred Warren Marrs and wife, Voncille of Meade, Kansas, Leola Maxine Brown of Nickerson, Kansas, Willa Warrenetta Fisher and husband, Don of Garden City, Kansas, Marjorie LaVon Miller of Meade, Kansas, Betty Ione Leis and husband, Clarence of Rogers, Arkansas, Virgil Eugene Marrs of Hays, Kansas and Arwin Wendell Marrs and wife, Penny of Pahrump, Nevada; and Many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Reynolds on May 12, 1998; and her parents, Walter and Feryl.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Interment followed in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebahcmanmortuary.com