Myrtle I. Bruce died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, at Medicalodge North Nursing Home. She was 83.

Mrs. Bruce was born Dec. 28, 1923, at the Township of Pleasant, Iowa, to Luther and Ruth (Bowden) Daniels. She formerly lived in Unionville, Mo.

Membership was held in Bethany Christian Church of Miami and the Women's Auxiliary of the Disabled American Veterans.

She married John H. Bruce on June 8, 1940. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Bruce of York, Pa., and Mickael Bruce of Pittsburg, Kan.; one daughter, Pat Gray of Stockton, Mo.; three sisters, Dolly of Girard, Lavone of Stanley, and Louise of Montana; seven grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Unionville Cemetery.

The casket will remain closed.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary of Pittsburg.

The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Parkinson's Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.