Elanor Louise Brawner

Elanor Brawner, 81, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at her home in Elizabethtown, KY. Daughter of Fred J. and Esther Weller Burkhard, she was born May 7, 1940 at Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan County, Ky. Her claim to fame was being the first child born of the faculty there. She graduated in 1958 from Liberty High School. She met her beloved Larry Brawner at the University of Kentucky in 1958, where she lived in Hamilton house. He was a member of the FarmHouse fraternity. Their anniversary is on August 24, 1963. They were married at her home church in Liberty Ky. First Methodist. They became members of First Christian Church in 1964. She loved growing flowers and plants, and working outside in her beautiful gardens. She also enjoyed photography, her entire life. Elanor majored in German and French and adored teaching these at Fort Knox High School from 1964 - 1995. After retirement, they enjoyed much travel. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Neal F. Brawner of Jacksonville, Florida; her daughter, Beth Anne Brawner Ahlhaus (Paul) of Shepherdsville; one brother, John P. Burkhard (Trudy) of Lexington; her nieces and nephews, numerous dear cousins, and her church family. The visitation and funeral will be held at Glendale Christian Church on Wednesday, January 19th from 11 - 2 p.m. with the service starting at 2 pm with Bro. Chris Kiger and Bro. Mike Bell officiating. Burial is in Glendale Christian Church Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed by donating to First Christian Church 1811 N Miles St, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 or Glendale Christian Church 119 E Main Street Glendale, Ky. 42740 in her honor. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Glendale Christian Church


Wednesday, January 19, 2022 starting at 2:00 PM
Glendale Christian Church