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Irene A. Branstetter
Tuesday, November1, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating: Rev. Jerry Ostrom.
Interment: the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jason Orf, Shane Orf, Brett Branstetter, Gary Hurter Jr., Landen Ball and Jeffrey Crenshaw. Honorary pallbearers: Bob Branstetter, Danny Branstetter and Gary Branstetter.
Irene Ann (Bowles) Branstetter passed away at 3:01a.m. on Saturday, October29, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri. She attended area schools and was a lifelong Farber/Vandalia area resident. Irene worked for over 45 years as a seamstress at the Ely Walker and Bobby Brooks Garment factories.She was also a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia. Irene enjoyed quilting, embroidery, sewing, crochet, playing cards, reading and square dancing in years past.
Born: December15, 1919 in the New Harmony, Missouri area the daughter of George Wesley and Nona Mae (Sidwell) Bowles.
Married: Malcolm Grant Branstetter on January 25, 1941 in Vandalia, Missouri; he preceded her in death on February 2, 2001.
Survivors include: one son, William Wesley Branstetter of Wellsville; two daughters: Wanda S. Gower of Farber; Norma Jean Hutcheson of Jacksonville, Florida; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by: parents; husband, Malcolm; one brother, J. D. Bowles; four sisters: Velma Mae Nation, Katherine Toon, twin sister, Lorene Lueann Branstetter and Georgie Lee Bowles that died in infancy; two sons-in-law: Glendle Gower and Danny Hutcheson.
Memorials are encouraged to the Farber Baptist Church.
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