Anabel Brunermer – 1927 – 2022
Anabel Brunermer, was a most gracious lady and loyal friend to Mary Hulton Phillips, founder of The Maridon Museum. Anabel and Mary worked hand in hand for many years for the betterment of the Butler community in which they both served in many roles as activists for good, distinguishing themselves as outstanding leaders and role models. It was a privilege to listen to their stories of shared efforts, heartaches and triumphs regarding the early March of Dimes polio years. Anabel remained a loyal friend and volunteer, supporting Mary’s legacy throughout the years after her friend’s death in 2009.
Anabel was the driving force behind efforts to bring 911 service to Butler County in 1969. She was the recipient of the 1998 Annual Senior DSA Award, MADD Award for outstanding dedication to the community, and the Soroptomist’s Woman of Distinction Award in 2004. She was active in the GFWC Intermediate League of Butler for 65 years, the American Red Cross, Butler County Symphony, VNA, the Bethany United Church of Christ and Christ Outreach Church.
Perhaps, just as significant, she was also the recipient of the admiration and appreciation from those whom she assisted and from those whom she mentored over the years simply by being her giving self, a most gracious lady and loyal friend.
Anabel is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Barb) and Kenneth (Lisa) and four grandchildren, Katie, Stephanie, Jeffrey and Michael.
We will keep Anabel in our memories and in our hearts.