She was born August 3, 1915 to Rudolph Bruns and Emilie Buehring Bruns in the Lenz Community in Karnes County. She and Harold Ahrens were married on Sept. 30, 1936 in Fashing. Cora was a housewife; and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Karnes City.
Survivors include her daughters Dorothy Gilbert and husband Jerry of Nashville, Arkansas, and Sharon Gustof and husband Charles of Hawkins; three grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and four great-great granddaughters.
Preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Amanda Zaeske, Alda Roberts, Stella Otto, and Louise Lieke; and infant brother Elmo Bruns.
Visitation will be held Thursday Oct. 18, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Karnes City. A grave-side service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Karnes City Cemetery.
The family requests memorial be made to the East Texas Hospice of Tyler, Texas. Funeral services are entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home Inc. of Karnes City where the on-line guestbook may be signed at rhodesfuneralhomeinc.com.