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Edna R. Bruce

Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home

McPherson, KS


Edna R. Bruce, 96, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 3:06 p.m., Sunday, July 14th, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital. Edna was born on her parents farm, rural McPherson, Kansas on January 20, 1917, the daughter of Victorilla Oliva (VanNess) and Nathan Rufus Embers.

Edna attended the Centennial Country School and Galva High School. She took nursing courses later in life. Edna was a member of First Christian Church McPherson, Kansas.

Through the years Edna was a homemaker and helped her husband who owned and operated Bruces Derby Service Station, she worked as a nurses aide for Hickory Manor Personal Care Center, became a partner along with Anna Parker and owned and operated Parker Nursing Home and retired as owner, operator, partner, and administrator of E & M Rainbow Nursing Home.

Edna Ruth Embers was united in marriage to Marion Everett Bruce on July 17, 1934 at McPherson, Kansas. He died on September 29, 1984.

Surviving family members include -
Daughter: Trevelyn Grimes and her husband David, of Wichita, Kansas
19 grandchildren
38 great-grandchildren
Numerous great-great-grandchildren
Numerous nieces and nephews
Other relatives and a host of friends

Edna was preceded in death by her parents Nate and Vic Embers; her husband Marion Bruce; sister, Mabel Severson, her brothers, Glen, Ray, and Wayne Embers; her son, Verlyn Bruce, her daughters, Marilyn Winslow and Madonna Earnest; her grandchildren, Triplets, Tony, Terry, and Teresa Martin, Cynthia Rae Earnest, Lee Allen Winslow, and Fern Rene Korbe; a great-granddaughter, Abbigail Lynn Starks.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 4 to 8p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.

The funeral service will be held at the First Christian Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19th, with Pastor Lynn Scott officiating.

The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to McPherson Relay For Life in memory of Edna and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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