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Dorothea Bruner

Published: February 9, 2011 5:07 AM


NEW CONCORD — Longtime New Concord resident, Dorothea Bruner, 85, passed away quietly on Friday (Jan. 28, 201) at Primrose Assisted Living, Zanesville. Dorothea lived on Main Street in New Concord for 58 years and was the wife of the late Charles Bruner, owner of Bruner's Jewelers.

Dorothea was born in Lawford, W.Va., to the late Andrew and Oma Law Goff, and moved to Ohio at a young age. She graduated from New Concord High School in 1942 and married Charles soon after.

Dorothea, in her younger years, was active in the PTA, Boosters Club and New Concord Methodist Church. She was involved in the operation of the jewelry store and in the 1960s she also operated a successful clothing store, The College Shop. Next, she had a successful and long career as the banquet and dining room manager of the Holiday Inn of Zanesville. She was an avid golfer and was a member of the Wildfire Golf Club in New Concord for many years.

Dorothea has one surviving daughter, Cathleen Horodeck of Chicago; sons-in-law, Tom Horodeck and John (Carol) Leedom, husband of Dorothea's deceased daughter, Constance. Dorothea had two grandchildren, Amanda (Garry) Gray of Wellington and Heidi (Scott) Augustine of Atlanta, Ga. She had six great-grandchildren, Michael (Kayla), Austen, and Nathan Gray, Wellington, and Carter, Whitney, and Lauren Augustine of Atlanta, Ga.; and one great-great-grandchild, Braden Gray.

Dorothea is survived by her brother, Denver (Ethel, deceased) Goff of Cambridge. Her brothers, Berlin (Grace) Goff of Zanesville, Leonard (Opal) Goff of Norwich, Raymond, Nelson, and Robert; and her sisters, Kymbelene (Morley) Kemper and Celia (Harry) Smock of New Concord, are deceased.

She had numerous nephews and nieces, Yvonne (Jim) Dannison and Bain (Regina) Goff, both of New Concord, Carol (John) Leedom of Norwich, Don (Molly) Goff, Sharon (Dennis) McLoughlin, Darryl (Sharma) Goff and Sharlene Ward, all of Zanesville, Roslyn (Fritz) Neuhart of Columbus, Kimberly Marshall of Florida and Marlene Blentlinger of Texas. Robert Kemper of New Concord, is deceased.

Dorothea is also survived by her life-long special friend, Margaret Goehler of New Concord.

Funeral services were Jan. 31 at the Mock-Miller Funeral Home, 63 W. Main St., New Concord, with the Rev. Steve Sullivan officiating. Burial was in the New Concord Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Genesis Hospice, Morrison House, Genesis-Good Samaritan, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701.


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