Mary Bruce, 98
Mary Kathleen Bruce, 98, Hastings, passed away Sept. 23, 2022, in Red Oak.
Mary Bruce was born Dec. 11, 1923, in Council Bluffs, to Ernest and Marie Boyce. Following high school, Mary attended formal training to become a teacher. She was united in marriage to Keith Edwin Bruce on Feb. 14, 1946. To this union two children were born, David and Kay.
The family resided on a farm, where they had a large cattle operation. Mary worked hard alongside her husband and always brought cheeseburgers to the men in the field. In her earlier days she was very seldom at home because she traveled with Keith to cattle sales, mainly to South Dakota and Colorado. Unfortunately, Keith was not successful trying to get her to drive the cattle truck. She remained happy in the passenger seat and never missed a chance to ride along. Mary also enjoyed shopping and being with her family.
Preceding Mary in passing were her parents; husband, Keith and sister, Aileen.
Survivors include her son, David “Butch” and wife Peg Bruce of Hastings; daughter, Kay and husband Michael Glynn of Walker, Mo.; five grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, extended relatives and friends.
Services took place Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
Memorial donations may be directed to Emerson Fire and Rescue or Malvern Volunteer Fire Department.