Thursday, January 8, 2009

Geraldine Brattin, 79, of Exeter, passed away Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at her daughter's home in Stark City.

She was born Dec. 28, 1929, in Barry County, the daughter of Roy and Ada (Noe) Senseney. On Dec. 28, 1949, she was united in marriage to Durward Brattin, who preceded her in death in 1969. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Danny and Karol Brattin; a brother; and two sisters.

Suvivors include: three daughters, Dorothy Cook, of Stark City, Diane Bowman, of Cassville, and Kathy Pointer, of Wheaton; two sons, Donnie Brattin, of Stella, and Kelly Brattin, of Granby; a sister, Willadean Mattingly, of Chilhowee; sixteen grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She received her education in Wheaton. She lived a few years in Wichita, Kan., but lived most of her life in Exeter and Ridgley. She worked several years at Fasco in Cassville until her retirement in 1998.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Bobby Harrison conducted the services.

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