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Gerald Raymond Brumley

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Gerald Raymond Brumley

Gerald Raymond Brumley, Age: 85 February 13, 1928 -- January 09, 2014 Gerald R. Brumley, Independence, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at the St. Luke's Hospital. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 12, from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Porter Funeral Home Chapel, 8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 13 at 9:30 AM in the Porter Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, Shawnee, Kansas. Mr. Brumley was born February 13, 1928, in Kansas City, Kansas. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. Gerald was preceded in death by his father and mother; John and Nellie Brumley; Brothers Leo and John Jr. and a sister Nancy. Mr. Brumley is survived by his wife, Marlene, of 64 years which was a testament to their love and commitment to each other. He is survived by his sister Shirley (Eddie) Stevens; brother-in-law Richard (Bonnie) Bronson; sisters-in-law Sue Bronson, Inez Brumley and many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

I am Jerry and Marlene's niece and it saddened me to lose one of my favorite relatives this January - Jer, and Mar (as they were known) were a couple that truly loved each other through the whole 64 years of their marriage. They did not have any children of their own but they loved every niece and nephew in their extended family so in a way we were their children. My mother Nancy Gertrude Brumley Weik always referred to him as "her little brother" and he was out of 5 siblings. She did her "big sister best" to look at him as they were growing up in the 1930's and 1940's in Kansas City, Kansas at various addresses.  My mother told me so many stories over the years about their growing up days. He was loved by so many people and my life was blessed knowing him.

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