On the evening of Sept. 7, 2020, Barbara Ann Brunk, 80 years old, passed away peacefully at CMH Healthcare Facility, Bolivar, Missouri. Barbara was born in Hayti, Missouri, on April 10, 1940 to Fred and Florence Ephlin. She was married to Leslie Brunk for 24 years. Barbara was a member of Bolivar First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for many years.Barbara had an infectious laugh, an endearing smile, and an adorable sense of fun. She could be ornery, but all in good fun. She loved her children with her whole heart. During her lifetime, Barbara enjoyed many crafts and hobbies. She sewed and loved to paint. She enjoyed cross stitch embroidery and quilting. She loved gardening and watching birds at her feeders, most especially cardinals and hummingbirds. But above all of these, she rescued dogs. So, the family asks that you make a donation to Polk County Humane Society in lieu of flowers, please.Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Brunk, and her son, Ben Field.Barbara will be missed by her daughters, Melissa Fotheringham and Chris Field, her son, Todd Brunk, daughter-in-law, Martha Brunk, son-in-law, Jeff Fotheringham, and partner-in-law, Trudy Swope, grandchildren, Dustin Miller and Devin Timbrook, great-grandchildren, Brady Powell, Gaby Miller, and Owen Timbrook.A celebration of life was held on Sept. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Bolivar First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bolivar, Missouri and will be buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.
Published on September 16, 2020