Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Russel Branstetter, Bob Cunningham, Scott Love, Darwyn Wells, Garrett Love and Brennan Wells. Honorary pallbearers: Travis Cunningham, Ryan Wells, Austin Love, Brandon Love, Tyler Branstetter and Taylor Smith.
A. Fern (Stotler) Branstetter passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. Fern was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended area schools. After school, she worked for a few years at the garment factory in Vandalia. Fern was a full-time homemaker on the family farm near Vandalia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and enjoyed camping and playing cards. While she was able, Fern enjoyed having lunch at the Senior Center in Mexico and then playing cards with friends.
Born: October 21, 1914 in rural Audrain County, Missouri the daughter of Clark Newton and Bessie Opal (Sankpill) Stotler.
Married: Marvel Klein Branstetter in Mexico, Missouri on March 16, 1935; he preceded her in death on July 29, 1995.
Survivors include: one son: Bill C. and wife, Phyllis Branstetter of rural Vandalia; two daughters: Delores A. Love of Harrison, Arkansas; Martha J. Wells and her friend, James E. Brixey of Mexico, Missouri; one brother: Clyde "Red" Stotler of Vandalia; eight grandchildren: Russel Branstetter of Lone Jack, Missouri; Teresa Cunningham of rural Middletown, Missouri; Debra Branstetter of Greenwood, Missouri; Brenda Smith of Bucyrus, Kansas; Greg Love of High Ridge, Missouri; Scott Love of Harrison, Arkansas; Rick Wells of Mexico, currently serving his country with the U. S. Army in Kosovo; Darwyn Wells of Jefferson City, Missouri; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: husband, Marvel.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.