April 25, 1927 - November 22, 2018
Erma C. Branstetter, age 91 of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Bob Hoehn officiating. Burial will be held in the New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until time of services on Monday at the funeral home. Erma was born April 25, 1927 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Everett William Sr. and Grace Lea Blackwell Nelson. She married Richard B. Branstetter April 26, 1947 in Overland, MO. He survives. Other survivors include son Tommy Branstetter (Kathie) of Bowling Green; daughters Rebecca Lea Carroll (Raymond) of Bowling Green, Trudy Mae Shaw (Bill) of Bowling Green; step daughter Carol Logan (James) of Blue Springs; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; brother Donald Nelson of Cartersville, GA; sisters Alma Lea Schlesing of Sun City, AZ and Wanda Mae McAlexander of Ballwin; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Ernest Nelson, Everett Nelson Jr. and Robert Nelson; sister Jerleen Branson. Erma’s passion was her family and her home. She loved to take care of her family. Her married life was spent making sure that her husband and family were taken care of, from making sure dinner was on the table to sewing her children’s clothing from scratch. Erma was a member of the New Harmony Christian Church, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Motor Home Club. Serving as pallbearers will be Bob Branstetter, Michael Rosenburg, William (Bill) Rosenburg, Patrick Ray, Bill Shaw and Raymond Carroll. Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, MO.
Erma C. Branstetter, age 91 of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Bibb-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with... View Obituary & Service Information
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