Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Josephine Brune, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service.
Mrs. Brune died Monday, December 27, 2010, at her home.
She was born January 9, 1924, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph Jesse Svoboda and Florence Clara Saindon Svoboda Jilka. Betty graduated from the University of Kansas.
Mrs. Brune was an elementary school teacher for many years in the Lawrence area, teaching at Fairview, Cordley, Centennial, and Broken Arrow. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, reading, and music.
She married Danny Rothwell Brune November 6, 1943. He died in March of 2007.
Survivors include three sons, Daniel C. Brune, Tempe, AZ; Albert W. Brune, Lawrence; Stuart F. Brune, Duvall, WA; one daughter, Marilyn J. Brune, Eudora; a brother, Charles Svoboda, Kansas City, MO; a sister, Norma Hamrick, Lawrence; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers (Joe, Jr., Lloyd, and Floyd), and husband.
Friends may call from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology, Lawrence Humane Society, and Independence Inc. in lieu of flowers.