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In Memory of
Nita Ruth Brandner
January 21, 1930 - October 29, 2021

"Nita" Ruth Carnita (nee Adams) Brandner, age 91, of New Albany, Ohio, and Eagar, Arizona, went to her eternal home Friday, October 29, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born to Vernon S. and Annie Illa (nee Grimes) Adams on January 21, 1930 in Old Hickory, Tennessee and grew up in the area of Lebanon, Tennessee.

A homemaker, retired teacher, and advocate of Christian education, she graduated college David Lipscomb University in 3 years, earned her teaching certificate, and began teaching in Tennessee public schools in 1950. She met and married Robert T. Brandner (Sr.) in August of 1956 and taught at Iboraki Christian College in Japan while stationed at Shiroi Air Force Base. All during their Air Force travels, they made many friends they would keep throughout their lives. After several transfers, they wound up in Cincinnati. Ohio, following their 20-year retirement from the Air Force.

Nita was a wife and mother first, so when the kids came along, she retired from teaching to raise a family. After the children were almost grown, she went back to school to update her old Tennessee teaching certificate to an Ohio teaching certificate and taught as a substitute in public schools, ultimately gravitating to teaching at the Central Ohio Christian School based at the Northland Church of Christ in Columbus. She touched many lives in her career in education and was beloved by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert T. Brandner (Sr.), parents, and many dear friends and relatives. She is survived by loving children Robert (Rob) Theodore Brandner, Jr. of Pataskala, Ohio, and Ann Theresa (Victor) Rivard of Eagar, Arizona; grandchildren Brianna (Nathan) Anderson, Dawn (Josh) Cox and Justin (Joni) Rivard and families and a special aunt, Stella Rossi and family as well as many other valued family members.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family sometime in late April or early May of 2022, followed by a private interment at Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville, Ohio. Arrangements by the Moreland Funeral Home, Westerville, Ohio.

If desired, contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund at Northeast Church of Christ.