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Joyce Delene Brunner of Heath, OH, August 15, 1938 – May 1, 2019

Joyce Delene Brunner, 80, of Heath, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. She was born August 15, 1938 in Henning, TN to the late Roy and Sadie (Turner) Spiller.

Joyce bravely battled cancer for 20 years. Although she spent a lot of her time at the hospital, she managed to make friends everywhere she went and always kept the doctors and nurses laughing. Joyce was a member of the Silver Club, where she enjoyed trips to Amish country and bus trips with her friends. She liked to gamble and was able to go to the casino with her family for her 80th birthday. She was always able to make people laugh and will be missed by many. She retired from Diebold after 25 years where she made lifelong friends. Joyce attended Trinity Episcopal Church.

Joyce is survived by her sister, Mable Mike of Heath; sister-in-law, Barb Stover of Atoka, TN; nieces, Karen Gough (Dave), Chelsea Hoy (Kyle), Rachel Gough, Brenda Connelly, and Lisa Robinson (John); nephews, TJ Connelly, Larry Spiller, and Fred Spiller (Annette); and several great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Gayheart; and brothers, Gilbert, David, Fred, and William Spiller.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses at Licking Memorial Hospital for their years of care, Generation Hospice, and Hospice of Central Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 and/or Generation Hospice, 1435 A W. Main St., Newark, OH 43055.

Visitation will be Monday from 5-6 PM at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark, where the funeral service will follow at 6:00 PM.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com

Barbara Gene Anstine of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, March 27, 1929 – May 1, 2019



Barbara Gene Anstine


Barbara Gene (Helser) Anstine, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on May 1, 2019. She was born on March 27, 1929 in Milford, Indiana. She relocated and became a Buckeye at the age of 6 years old, spending her childhood growing up on a farm in Thornville, Ohio. Barbara graduated from Manchester College in Indiana with a degree in Elementary Education. She met the love of her life, Lowell Anstine, at Manchester and they married in 1951. She enjoyed a career in teaching in Huntington, Indiana; Hebron, Ohio and Newark, Ohio before devoting full time to serving her family. Barbara loved the Lord and served in multiple capacities at First United Methodist Church in Newark. She served as children’s Sunday school teacher, President of United Methodist Women, Stephen Minister and an active member of Candle Lighters. Barbara also enjoyed serving as a volunteer with the Licking Memorial Hospital Volunteer Organization for many years. She was an avid reader, enjoying a wide variety of literary works and membership in Monday Talks. As an avid traveler, Barbara enjoyed exploring the United States and other countries. Throughout her life, she spent time creating family heirlooms through her sewing, needlework, crochet, and knitting. In 1996, Barbara returned to Thornville where she and Lowell renovated and occupied a Helser family home built in 1880. After 10 years in Thornville, she and Lowell moved to Wesley Ridge Retirement Community in Reynoldsburg in 2006, where she enjoyed active years with community residents and many other friends until a life changing health issue in June 2017. Barbara’s love of and devotion to family were very evident.




Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Berdine (Lutes) and Roe Helser, and her brothers, Charles (Julia) Helser and Rodney Helser. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lowell S Anstine; three children, Randy Anstine (Lori) of Worthington, Ohio, Cindy (Mark) Ourant of Waxhaw, North Carolina, and Larry (Brenda) Anstine of Long Boat Key, Florida; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, a niece, two nephews, other extended family and many friends.




A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 18, 2019, at 2PM , at the Kimes Chapel at Wesley Ridge (2229 Taylor Park Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068). Guests are invited to join the family for a reception immediately following the service. To send memories, memorial messages or sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.


In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Newark, Ohio (www.firstchurchnewark.org) or Wesley Hospice (www.wesleyhospice.com).


The most valued tribute to Barbara’s life would be to extend random acts of kindness every day and to pass on the warmth of her beautiful smile.