Marcelene Faye (Werst) Bruns

Marcelene Faye (Werst) Bruns, 87, of Nevada, Missouri passed away on January 14, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at Community of Christ Church, North Elm & East Allison St, Nevada, MO 64772 on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:00 pm.

Marcelene was born 7-5-29 in McGrath, Minnesota. She owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Shop and later worked at Thorpe’s Appliances.  She was a member of the Community 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 8-10-47. He preceded her in death on 9-25-98. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers, John, Everett, Kenneth & Floyd Werst and 2 sisters, Juanita McClellan & 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

229 N Cedar
Nevada, MO 64772


  1. Donna McVey on January 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Marc was my friend. I could talk to her about anything and everything and her passing leaves a big hole in my heart.
    She was smart, witty, lots of fun……loyal…..and most of all loving and giving of herself.
    She will always remain a sweet memory as I remember the good times we laughed and sometimes cried together.
    My prayers and thoughts are with Loren and all the family and friends who will miss her too.

  2. Kellie Bommer on January 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, Loren and Jeanne. Your mother responded with very kind notes during special events in Blaire and Andrew’s lives and it was clear how much she loved all of you. You are all in our thoughts.
    Kellie and Geoff Bommer

  3. Sandra Hayes on January 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I worked with Marcelene at Community Outreach as a Vista Volunteer. She was a wonderful, Classy lady with so many talents. She had a beautiful smile and a quick wit that would let you know just how she felt good or bad. I always admired and looked up to her with her faith in God and family. My other Friend and fellow Co worker of Marcelene’s, Marge, met her in the fall and she had Cookies and tea ready for us with a great visit following. She showed us pictures of her family and some keepsakes in her home she was proud of made by her mother. She will be missed by all her knew her and I am truly blessed to have called her a friend. RIP Marcelene.

  4. Sharon. Crews on January 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Oh Marcelene. I love you so much. And you will be missed dearly. I loved sitting next to you at church. Church will never be the same. Prayers for Loren and family. RIP. You are with your love, Bud. I love you so much.

  5. Howard and Carol Hawkins on January 17, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Marcelene, Howard and I were shocked to see this news. We just ran into you at Woods recently and had a good conversation. I enjoyed visiting with you at church and trying to get you to stay for Potlucks. I know you are finally without pain, but we will miss you. Our prayers are with Loren and family. Howard and I loved you and know you are enjoying being with Bud.

  6. Christina Compton on January 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I have known Marcelene for as long as I can remember. I don’t remember many Sunday’s at church that I was present without Marcelene sitting in the pew across the aisle. Her beautiful smile was always full of kindness and love for everyone around her. The notes that she would send were always warm and caring. She will be dearly missed. I know that she is now with her Bud. My prayers are with Loren and the whole family. May God bless you all.

  7. Ken and Karen Tillery on January 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    We always loved hearing your stories at church. You were one of the greatest story tellers I have ever met. We also appreciated how thoughtful and caring you were. You will be greatly missed!

  8. Cassandra on February 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Kaisa, nurkkalintu ja pau,tuntuu tosiaankin, että ei vaan huonekalut jämähdä patÃeilleen:)Leena,ioillk¤ riittää vielä myytävää ja poisheitettävää, olette niin kauan asuneet samassa paikassa:)Me kun olemme muuttolintusten lailla vaihtaneet maisemia, irtotavarat ovat pudonneet kyydistä.Metsämarjoista en enää kerää itse kuin poimurilla puolukoita, niitäkään ei mene vuodessa kuin muutama kilo.Mustikat on ostettu jo muutamana vuotena vakikerääjältä, kiitokset hänelle. Marjat ovat puhtaita ja edullisia.En ajattele olevani laiska, selkä ei vaan kestä. Kaikkea ei tarvitse tehdä ITSE:)

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