Josephine L. Bruckman, 92, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord late Friday morning at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Corsica, Pa., daughter of the late Charles and Esther (Small) Brown. She married Daniel A. Bruckman on Jan. 1, 1951, in Corsica. He preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1996.
Surviving are a daughter, Esther M. Brooks and her husband, Duane, of Altoona; three granddaughters: Rebecca Brooks in North Carolina, Rachel Brooks in Kansas and Ruth Brooks in Georgia; a brother, Charles Brown in North Carolina; and a sister, Emma Jean Howell in New York.
Josephine was preceded in death by a brother, John Brown; and two sisters: Betty Brown and Winifred Haugh.
Josephine was a graduate of Corsica Union High School and Philadelphia School of the Bible. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Altoona, where she enjoyed working with children.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday Dec. 19, 2013, with Pastor Larry Weaver officiating. Interment will be made at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In remembrance of Josephine, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 810 Ruskin Drive, Altoona, PA 16602.