Mabel Cleone Bratcher, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at the Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. She was born July 1, 1907, in Smithville, Mo., the daughter of Hubert and Irene (Rusk) Seaman. She was married to Hershell Bratcher on March 23, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to this union five sons were born.
She was a member of the Rich Hill Christian Church, she was also a member of the Eastern Star. Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Hershell on March 5, 1974, four sons, Robert Vernon, Francis Eugene, Donald K. and William Glen. She is survived by one son, Fred Bratcher, Rich Hill, Mo.; two daughters-in-law, Norma Bratcher, Warsaw, Mo., and June Bratcher, Everett, Wash.; several grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on Monday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Gladstone, Mo. Officiant was Brother Bill Perkey. Interment was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Gladstone, Mo. Arrangements by Sheldon-Booth Funeral Home, Rich Hill, Mo.