Dorothy Lee ‘Dot’ Brunner, 86, Melvern: Nov. 6, 1936 – Jan. 6, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Dorothy Lee ‘Dot’ Brunner, 86, Melvern: Nov. 6, 1936 – Jan. 6, 2023

MELVERN, Kan. – Dorothy Lee “Dot” Brunner, 86, passed away on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at her home near Melvern, Kan. She was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Richard and Evelyn (Sumner) Schultze.

Dot had grown up in Melvern and graduated from Melvern High School in 1954. She had lived in Midwest City, Okla., for many years before moving back to Melvern.

Dot had been a housewife and military wife. She was a member of the Midwest City Church of God and the Melvern Church of God.

On May 8, 1954, Dot was united in marriage to Bobby Oran Brunner, in Melvern. To this union three children were born, David, Lisa and Jeffery.

Dot was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby, on Oct. 31, 2006; a son, Jeffery Brunner, Dec. 11, 2022; her parents, Richard and Evelyn; a brother, Dick Schultze; and a sister, Ruth Driver.

Dot is survived by her son, David Brunner, Melvern; daughter, Lisa Brunner, Oklahoma City, Okla.; adopted daughter, Natasha Brunner, Miami, Okla.; three brothers, John (Sharon) Schultze, Ottawa, Kan., Kerk (Kathy) Schultze, Waverly, Kan., and Darrell (Janet) Schultze, Melvern; two sisters, Carolyn (George) Alexander and Kathy (John) Dewey, all of Melvern; and three grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Melvern Church of God. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Melvern Church of God, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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