Dorothy Helen (Brune) Kuhns

Dorothy Helen (Brune) Kuhns, 83, of Greenfield, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was born on Dec. 30, 1929, in Hancock County, the daughter of Clifford C. and Hazel A. (Faut) Brune.

Dorothy graduated from New Palestine High School in 1947. She married Richard E. “Dick” Kuhns on Jan. 21, 1949, at New Palestine United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Kuhns was the Human Resources Manager at Electra Corporation. She was a lifetime member of the New Palestine United Methodist Church and a member of the Eastern Star.  Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed spending her time cooking, baking, especially with chocolate, creating oil paintings and playing Bridge.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Dick; daughters, Sandy (Dale) Walker of Morristown; Nancy Jo Hilliker of New Palestine; brother, Harold G. (Imogene) Brune of Fountaintown; grandchildren, Rob (Shannyn) Walker, Chrissy (Joe) Paxton, Travis (Linley) Oneal, Matt Hilliker, Andrea Hilliker; and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Christine Anne Kuhns; and daughter, Terri (Kuhns) Oneal.

Visitation will be from 4until 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. also at the mortuary. Pastor Mark Wesler will be officiating. Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Palestine United Methodist Church, 3565 S. 500 W. Rd., New Palestine, IN 46163.

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