Barbara Jo Brunson

Barbara Jo Brunson, 71, Eudora, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive in Eudora, KS. Graveside services and inurnment will be held in La Junta, CO at a later date.

Barbara was born November 7, 1945 in Durango, CO the daughter of Loren and Hazel Matti (Clark) Hazelwood.

Barbara’s faith was an important part of her life. She attended and was a member of the Wesleyan Church in both Syracuse and Colby, KS.
Barbara spent a majority of her life as a stay-at-home mom loving and caring for her five children. As her children grew, she began working in the food service industry where she worked until she retired.

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie Lohmeyer (Jim), Hutchinson, KS Athena (Ron) Newman, Eudora; sons, Tim Brunson (Lori), Tipton, OK, Roger Brunson (Jessica), Eudora; grandchildren, Tanielle, Brunson, Tia Brunson, Roman Hernandez, Stephon Mathews, Camber Bohlen, Shayla Boor, Kanan Boor, Brandon Brunson, Alyssa Brunson, Jacob Brunson, Trey Newman, Ricky Newman, Savannah Newman; one great grandson, Saber Bohlen; and sisters, Shirley, Lorna, Marion, Doris, Molly, Katy. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Hazelwood; great grandson, Kash Boor; and brother, Charles Hazelwood.

20 Condolences

  1. Faye Frazer on May 19, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Brunson Family, I am so very blessed to have had a special friend as your mother in my life. I do feel a big loss in my life now and to know also that I will meet her again in heaven. God decided to take her a little earlier than some of us. All of her children were so loved by her and I know you will pass that love to all you children as well. Thank you for sharing her with me. I feel honored to have had such a true, honest and faithful friend. Love, her friend Faye Frazer

  2. Nita Graham on May 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Tim and Lori, our deepest sympathy in the passing of Tims Mother. Our prayers for you and your family.

  3. Nita Graham on May 19, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Tim and Lori, our deepest sympathy in the passing of Tims Mother. Our prayers for you and your family.

  4. Caryn Scott on September 6, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Sylvester was like a brother to my husband, Wiley Scott. They spent many hours at McDonald’s talking about their faith, kidding each other about anything and everything, and supporting each other. In honor of Sylvester a contribution to Wes at McDonald’s on 23rd has been made to provide some free meals for those in need who are over 55. Rest in peace, Sylvester. Caryn Scott

  5. Linda Hodson on September 6, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Hi my name is Linda Hodson “Fenstemaker”. I knew Poush by “Poush”. That’s what my dad. Bill Fenstemaker always called him. They worked together up on the hill KU Police department. My dad thought the world about him. I always got to see Poush at McDonald’s Or at Dillons. I will always have a fond memories of his smiling face and his loving way to say hi to u when ever we met. He always remember me as bill’s daughter. By Poush I will remember u and u r in a good place.

  6. Esther Yeakly on September 6, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    My husband, Edgar, loved going to McDonald’s to visit with his coffee buddies and Sylvester was one of the best. When Edgar had to stop driving and I started taking him, I always enjoyed a chance to visit with Sylvester. It was a disappointing morning when he wasn’t there. Sylvester was one of the kindest persons I have had the pleasure to know. Prayers for comfort to his family now and in the coming days.

  7. Lynn Sheppard on September 6, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..LET us know if there is anything we can do..

  8. David Holroyd on September 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    At the 6th street McDonald’s I would visit with Sylvester and always he would share what his family was doing. He was so proud of his children. I always called him Delbert, he would smile and tell me that was not his name, while he was laughing. We talked about Colwich and his growing up. I really enjoyed him and he did not at all seem his age. One would have thought he was much younger. As I drove out of town to the southwest a few days ago I saw the sign on 54 hwy to Colwich. Was thinking about him not realizing he had gone to a nursing home. Others have said that he was kind and I can’t express how kind he was. He always took the time to invite me to sit with him and we would just talk about many things when he wasn’t reading. He always had a book with him!

    “Delbert” I will miss visiting with you:)…….David Holroyd

  9. Marilyn Parry and Steve Briscoe on September 7, 2018 at 5:47 am

    It was my great pleasure to meet and speak upon occasion with Sylvester. He was a kind and gentle soul and made a great impression upon this earth. God did good when he made Sylvester. Sylvester adored his grandchildren and showered them with attention. He made sure to see them on all special occasions. They have so many memories to cherish. “Death is a Christian’s reward”. Until we meet again.

    Marilyn Parry and Steve Briscoe
    Grinnell, Iowa

  10. Dean & Carolyn on September 7, 2018 at 7:47 am

    You and your family are in our hearts and mind. Our condolences on the passing of your father, our Uncle Syl.

  11. Chris Keary Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police on September 7, 2018 at 8:45 am

    On behalf of the men and women of the KU Public Safety Office, I offer our most sincere condolences for the loss of your father, grandfather, uncle and brother, Sylvester. I have been around long enough to remember when Sylvester worked for KU Parking. He was always a kind person, even when performing what can be the very difficult job of controlling parking at KU. The University was a better place for the work he did here, and I appreciate his service. Rest in Peace, Sylvester.

  12. Kathy Donner on September 7, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Sorry for your loss. I worked at McDonald’s for many years and always saw Sylvester come in for coffee and he always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.
    Kathy Donner

  13. Steve Mason on September 7, 2018 at 11:38 am

    I first met Sylvester in the late 70’s, when his son Leo started working at my music store at age 16. Later, Leo and I played in a band together, called “Murphy’s Law”. We could always count on Sylvester, Marilyn and the kids to help fill the empty seats when we performed. Leo has grown into a major power in the music industry. Sylvester was a good man and he will be missed.

  14. Jo Anne Maxwell Kready on September 7, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt thoughts are with you in this difficult time. It must be a great comfort to hear from so many people who were acquainted with Syl. It is obvious that I am not alone in saying that Syl was one of the nicest and kindest people I have ever known. His impact on those who knew him will be everlasting.

  15. BONNY L HENDERSON on September 8, 2018 at 9:53 am

    hi my name is Bonnie Henderson I had the pleasure of taking care of Mr Sylvester when he was at the nursing home that I work at I love him so much I am sorry for your loss just know that I’ll see him again in heaven mr. Sylvester I love you so much you always have a special place in my heart

  16. Gary Samuelson on September 8, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I had the privilege of working with Mr. Posch when I worked for KU Parking from 1972-75. Sylvester was the most gentlest of men and you could always count on his smile to make your day brighter! All of the students had a better day when Officer Posch was on duty. Thank you for your service to our country and to KU, you will be missed

  17. Jim Kerby on September 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    My sympathies to all of you. I worked with him when i was with KUPD back in the 1970’s. I enjoyed him so much, he never failed to have a smile for me and something friendly to say. He was a wonderful person to work with, and a wonderful person just to know and call a friend. God’s love and comfort to all of you.

  18. Rob Edmiston on September 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I am so sorry to read of Sylvester’s passing. He was a wonderful Christian man whom I greatly admired. Prayers to your wonderful family as you go through this time of remembrance and healing.

  19. Terry Jacobsen on September 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Sylvester was such a dear soul. We drank coffee together at th 23rd Street McDonalds for many years. He was one of the kindest people that I ever met. It was like eating breakfast with family. We laughed, we talked about the world and our faith. He was always glad to see you. I will miss him dearly.

  20. Joyce eoannou on September 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Sorry he’s gone he’s great gentleman and met him McD’s on 6th street and 23rd McD’s loved read books and visit he’s a sweetheart and got around so well even getting sick and drive his car and quack doctors he and friend family had deal with he’s the greatest so sorry he’s gone darn it

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