DeLisa A. Brunenn

MCCUNE — DeLisa A. Brunenn, 60, of rural McCune passed away at 9:14 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at her home. 

On Oct. 11, 1959, DeLisa Ann Estes was born to Jerry and Sandra (Lightfoot) Estes in Clay County, Missouri. As a young girl, she grew up and attended school in the Kansas City area. When she was in the fifth grade, she moved with her family to Oswego, where she attended Oswego schools. 

For several years, DeLisa lived in Arma and worked for Miller’s Photography and was a paraeducator for the Pittsburg unified school district. She later worked for The Pittsburg Morning Sun and then for Cable One as a sales representative.

DeLisa and Fred Martin were married. The couple later divorced.

She and Steve Brunenn were married on June 7, 1996, at Big Spring Park in Neosho, Missouri. Following their marriage, DeLisa moved to McCune. For the past several years she had assisted her husband in their farming operation. She also enjoyed shopping, decorating, cooking and entertaining. 

DeLisa will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends and all who knew her, especially her loving husband, Steve.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Brunenn of the home; a son, Nicholas Martin of Erie; two daughters, Jill Martin of Centerton, Arkansas, and April Walker of Joplin; a stepson, Tyler Brunenn of Fort Collins, Colorado; a stepdaughter, Melissa Leonard of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren, Emma Martin, Addicyn Martin, Bryleigh Martin, Jace Johnson, Brooklyn Walker and Faith Leonard; and a brother, David York of Kansas City, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Estes, in 2001; and by her brother, Kenneth Sharp, in 1990.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the service begins. Burial will follow at McCune Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.

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