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Ellis County Capital
08 Jan 1937

A pall of sorrow was cast over the Arnett community again this week by the death of Mrs. A. H. Branstetter, age 69 years, at the Branstetter home, tow miles east of Arnett, Wednesday morning, January 5th, 1937, following an illness of several days from pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Branstetter were united in marriage at Farber, Missouri, on january 29th, 1896, to this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters, one son, Lewis preceeded the mother in death in 1926. Surviving children are:--Mrs. Emma Sibley of Davenport, Iowa; Raymond and Harold Branstetter of Chester, Okalhoma; Merrell, Henry and Clark Branstetter of Arnett; Mrs. Callie Johnston and Mrs. Lola Sutley of Arnett

The family came to Oklahoma from Missour in 1900, where they located near Ringwood, they moved to Ellis county in 1903, where they located on the homestead east of Arnett

Mrs. Branstetter was loved and respected by everyone. She was a devout Christian and a life ling member and worker in the Baptist church.

Funeral rites will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the Arnett High School Auditorium.

NOTE: Hattie Lou Courim Branstetter