Kay Bryant Brazzeal was born July 19, 1941, in Springfield, to Wayne J. and Anna Smith Crabtree.
She earned a bachelors degree in education and a masters degree in guidance and counseling, both from Missouri State University.
She began her career teaching in the Springfield, public school system, later working out of the assessment center and finally completing the last five years before retirement in Branson High School.
She lost her courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, June 10, 2009.
She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne J. Crabtree, mother, Anna, stepfather, Thurman Marshall; and a son, Jerry Bryant.
Survivors include: her husband, Don; a brother, Bill Crabtree, Moberly; sons, James Bryant and Joel Bryant and his wife, Kristi, all of Cassville; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Sanctuary Church, 1790 Bee Creek Road, Branson.
Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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