Marcelene Faye (Werst) Bruns

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Marcelene Faye (Werst) Bruns, 87, of Nevada, passed away on Jan. 14. A memorial service will be held at Community of Christ Church, North Elm and East Allison St, Nevada, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.

Marcelene was born July 5, 1929, in McGrath, Minn. She owned and operated Betty's Beauty Shop and later worked at Thorpe's Appliances. She was a member of the Comm-unity of Christ Church. She volunteered for the Nevada Auxiliary for 30 years. Marcelene was one of the original founders of Community Outreach and served on the board, as well as volunteering for many years.

Her parents were Warren A. Werst and Lillian (Clemenson) Werst, both deceased. She married Lester (Bud) Bruns on Aug. 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 1998. She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Everett, Kenneth and Floyd Werst; and two sisters, Juanita McClellan and Naomi Cox. She is survived by one son, Loren L. Bruns and his wife, Jeannie; one grandson, Andrew Bruns and his wife, Blaire; and two great-granddaughters, Emery and Marley, all of Cleveland, Ohio. She is also survived by one sister, Delores Huffman, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Community Outreach at 229 N Cedar, Nevada, MO 64772. Online condolences can be left at