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Phyllis M Bruns
(03-16-1929 - 09-04-2013)

Phyllis M Bruns, (Nee Overholt), 84 of Elgin passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 4th, 2013, at Rosewood Care Center, Elgin.  She was born March 16th, 1929 to Clarence (Ted) and Leona Overholt in Denver, Colorado.  Phyllis worked for many years as assistant librarian at Roslyn Road School in Barrington and for 23 years at Sherman Hospital in Elgin completing her career as Director of Volunteer Services.  Her happiest moments were spent with her children, family, and friends.  She loved laughter, sunshine and chocolate.

She is survived by her brother Leonard Overholt of Lakewood, Colorado; her four children James Bruns of Chicago, Bruce (Debi) Bruns of Peoria, Barbara Bruns-Williams of Marengo and Joni (Doug) Bruns-Brazelton of Elgin as well as four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her younger brother James.

A memorial visitation will be held in her honor on Wednesday September 11th, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin.  For more information www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or (847) 741-8800. 

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