WARREN - Jean E. Brugler, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Gillette Nursing Home.
She was born on June 16, 1931, in Lakewood, and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Dorothy Pethick Brooks.
Jean graduated from Andrews School for Girls in Willoughby in 1950. She attended St. Luke Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1952.
She was employed for 19 years with Dr. Jack Young, DDS, in Warren.
Jean was an active longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
She loved animals, enjoyed reading, bowling, playing cards, and spending time with all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her late husband, Richard, who passed away in January 2014.
Memories of Jean will be carried on by her children, her sons, David (Rebecca) Brugler of Bristolville, Eric (Chris) Brugler of Warren and Kurt (Becky) Brugler of Champion; daughter, Diane Sims of Lincoln, Neb.; sister-in-law, Barbara Young of Howland; grandchildren, Benjamen (Theresa) Brugler, Sarah (Adam) Brugler-Lewis, Josh Sims, Jonathan (Barbra) Sims, Ashley (Chase) Holmes, Dane (Stephanie) Brugler, Kelsey Brugler, Erin Brugler, Claire Brugler, Meredith Brugler, Seth Brugler, Haley Brugler, Faith Brugler, Kreig (Sarah Moon) Brugler and Max (Leslie Papp) Brugler; and great-grandchildren, Kendall Brugler, Leia Brugler, Brenna Holmes and Greyson Holmes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, whom she married on Dec. 22, 1951.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at McFarland and Son Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Grace United Methodist Church, 1725 Drexel Ave N.W., Warren, with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton officiating.
Services of final committal and interment will follow at Crown Hill Burial Park, Vienna.
Her family suggests contributions be made in the form of donations to: The Animal Welfare League, 545 Brunstetter Road S.W., Warren, OH 44481.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co, 271 North Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences, and order flowers.