BRUNS (May), Joann 79 of Eaton, OH passed January 5, 2016, after a brief illness. She had been a resident of New Paris for many years. Joann born July 26, 1937, to Arthur and Rachel May, of Liberty, Indiana, who preceded her in death. Survived by husband, Robert Bruns. On July 6, 2017, they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Son Stephen Bruns and wife, Lisa Lange Bruns, of Eaton, OH and their children, Andrew Bruns, of San Francisco, and Molly Bruns, of Washington, D.C., and daughter, Susan Schiff and her husband, Scott Schiff, of Atlanta, GA and their children, Sara Janovitz, and her husband Scott Janovitz, of Atlanta, GA Stuart Schiff, of Denver, CO Spencer Schiff, of Atlanta, GA and Sydney Schiff of Atlanta, GA.; sisters, Norma Smith, and her husband Robin Smith, of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, and Joyce Matthews, and her husband James Matthews, of Albuquerque, and several nieces and nephews. Joann was employed for many years in the housewares department of Knollenberg's Department Store, in Richmond, Indiana, where she became friends with many co-workers and customers. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of New Paris and was active with the Preble County Historical Society. Family will receive friends on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 West Main Street, New Paris, Ohio and one hour prior to the service with the funeral service 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will be in College Corner Cemetery in College Corner, Indiana. Memorial Contributions may be made to Preble County Historical Society 7693 Swartsel Road Eaton, Ohio 45320 or New Paris Presbyterian Church, New Paris, Ohio 45347. Condolences may be sent to the family via the Web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com .
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