Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Layne Louise Bruens

Miss Layne Louise Bruens was a favorite teacher of my three children, now all grown up. Miss Bruens was funny, intelligent, and she was very well educated. Layne was born on March 19, 1950, to Charles and Evelyn (Payne) Bruens. Nicknames were popular in Layne's family. Her mother Evelyn was known as "Babe," and Layne's nickname was "Binky."

Layne was a graduate of Margaretta High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1972, and her Master's degree in 1982. Besides teaching for many years, Layne was employed in the administrative offices of Cedar Point for several years as well. After having dealt with a variety of health problems, Layne L. Bruens died on November 23, 2006, at the age of 56. She was buried next to her beloved parents at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. To date, there is no marker at her gravesite, but Layne will not soon be forgotten by all those who knew her well. The article at the top of this post appeared in the October 25, 1996 issue of the Polar Press, the student newspaper of Margaretta High School in Castalia, Ohio. Both the article and photograph of Miss Bruens were by Andra Whyde.

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