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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Jessica Brunning

Jessica L. Brunning (Burcham)

Wednesday, June 16th, 1982 - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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Jessica L. (Burcham) Brunning, 36, of Franklin, IN passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 16, 1982 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN to Jeff and Tonya (Smithey) Burcham. She married Brad C. Brunning on September 6, 2003 in Greenwood, he survives.
Jessica was a 2000 graduate of Franklin Community High School where she was a cheerleader. She was also a graduate of the Regency Beauty College in Greenwood, IN. She had been a hair stylist at Elite Salon in Franklin, IN for eight years and became the owner in 2014. She was a member of Emmanuel Church of Franklin, IN where she also volunteered. She loved Franklin and supporting local shops and in return was greatly loved by her community. She supported fellow cancer patients through their journeys. She and her husband enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida. She was a loving and devoted mother to her daughters and led and shared a common bond with other special needs parents.
Survivors include her husband Brad C. Brunning of Franklin, IN; her two daughters Lauren L. Brunning and Brenna C. Brunning, at home; parents Jeff and Tonya (Smithey) Burcham of Franklin, IN; two brothers Daniel Burcham (Tara) of Marysville, OH, and Blake Burcham (Brea) of Franklin, IN; maternal grandmother Eyvonne (Herald) Smithey of Shelbyville, IN; and paternal grandmother Glenda (Hudson) Burcham of Burleson, TX; father-in-law and mother-in-law Charles and Alison (Johnstone) Brunning of Whiteland, IN; sister-in-law Sarah Brunning of Franklin, IN; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Robert Leroy Smithey and paternal grandfather Benson Burcham.
Pastor Ashley Schneider will conduct a service celebrating the life of Jessica on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 2PM till 8PM at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the: Jessica Brunning Fund, in care of any Johnson County Horizon Bank Branch. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 28th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Service

    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 10:30am
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Ashley Schneider
  • Interment

    Greenlawn Cemetery
    100 W. South Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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Mary Cummings

Posted at 11:55am
Dear Burcham and Brunning families, my prayers are for you at this sad time of your lives. I was the librarian at Union Elem. Also my niece is Janice Bay, I know that she and Jessica shared the same journey. Both were strong and loving women. God bless you all. Sincerely. Mary Cummings

Anne McGuinness

Posted at 09:08am
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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