Shirley M. (Zappo) Bruner-Wycoff, age 95 passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. She was a resident of Nashville.
Shirley was born March 16, 1925 in Hudson, New York to her parents the late Victor and Marion Katherine (Race) Zappo. After attending school in San Diego, California, Shirley went on to serve as a Sergeant with the United States Army during World War II. After the war, she worked as an insurance agent in Champagne, Illinois and through the years, owned and operated several restaurants.
Shirley was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the American Legion.
She loved flowers and was known for having a green thumb because she could grow anything in her flower and vegetable gardens. Shirley enjoyed collecting angels, traveling and caring for her yorkie, Mop. She loved her family very much and was a proud veteran.
Shirley is survived by her son James ‘Jim’ (Angi) Bruner III of Gulf Shores, Alabama; sister, Frances Fortune of Sterling, Virginia; daughter in law, Kim (Don Hall) Bruner of Nashville; grandchildren, James Bruner & Justin Bruner, both of Brazil, Joshua ‘Josh’ (Kelsey Raber) Bruner of Odon and Brandon Pitts of Indianapolis; great grandchildren, Krista Bruner, Kylene & Keegan Raber.
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Frank Fortune; first husband, James ‘Jim’ Bruner Jr.; second husband, Lloyd Taylor; and a sister, Vera Shipman.
A visitation to celebrate the life of Shirley will be held on Friday, August 28th from 5-7 p.m. followed by military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard and the United States Army. All services at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and follow the mandate by the Governor of Indiana, all visitors will be required to provide and wear their own face covering and maintain social distancing.
Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Shirley to the Brown County Humane Society: PO Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448.
Condolences may be sent to the Bruner-Wycoff families at www.meredith-clark.com.
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