Delores Ann “Dee Dee” Brunner, 68, of West Liberty, Ohio and formerly of Columbus, Ohio passed away at 8:27 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021, at Green Hills Community in West Liberty following a long and valiant struggle with dementia.
She was born November 20, 1953, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, a daughter of the late Wilford Stanley and Janet Joy (Turner) Brunner. In addition to her parents, Dee Dee was preceded in death by a sister, Becky Brunner; a sister-in-law, Diana Brunner and a brother-in-law, John Park.
Dee Dee is survived by three sisters, Deb (John) Hanson, Diane (Don) Lewis, and Lory Park; four brothers, Mike (Susan) Brunner, Mark (Donna) Brunner, John (Deb) Brunner, and Dave Brunner; her ex-husband, Mike Tavenner and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dee Dee graduated from Indian Lake High School and Franklin University in Columbus where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. Throughout her professional career, Dee Dee had worked in the business department at Riverside Hospital and as an office manager for Johnson and Associates Inc. Medical Product Specialists, both in Columbus. She loved to travel, read, be a spectator of Spring Nationals Drag Racing, and make her many nieces and nephews happy. Dee Dee was known for her sweet smile, infectious giggle, fashion sense, special parties, crazy Halloween costumes, love of the sun, moon, and stars, and her generous ways. Her family will miss her greatly.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, where Rev. Ken Neighoff will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Brunner family.