Service Schedule...

Mildred Mae Branson

Date: 04-08-2019
Time: 4-8 p.m.

Visitation Location:
Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville

Date: 04-09-2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Service Location:
Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville

Countryside Memorial Gardens

Memorial requested to "Friends of Kids with Cancer" 16 Sunnen Dr. Suite 161, St. Louis, MO 63143.

Mildred Mae Branson, 94, of Owensville, Mo., passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019.

She was born on May 18, 1924, to Walter Raymond and Clara (Kriete) Rice at Rosebud.

She was united in marriage to Arthur Raymond Branson on April 21, 1946, at Leslie.

Mildred attended Red Oak Methodist Church as a child where she was confirmed and also where she taught Sunday School. After graduating from Owensville High School in 1943 she was employed in St. Louis at Wenzel Tent and Duck Co. as a riveter for army supplies during World War II. After coming back to Owensville, she worked at Brown Shoe Co. for 43 years and had served as Vice President for United Shoe Workers of Local 245. In October of 1952, she was baptized and joined the First Baptist Church in Owensville where she taught the young people as she enjoyed working with the youth. She was a board member for Mo. Ozark M.O.C.A.; joined VFW Auxiliary 6133 in 1950; and Eastern Star #414 in 1976. She also made and sold quilts and quilted at First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Clara Rice; husband Arthur Branson; brothers, Martin and Norvin "Butch" Rice.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Kamper and husband David of Owensville and Tonyia Hollandsworth and husband Rickey of Winfield; sister, Naomi Kane and husband Bill of Union; sister-in-law, Shirley Rice of Rosebud; grandchildren, Jamie Holzschuh and husband James of Rosebud, Stephanie Baker and husband Kyle of Owensville, Rachel Stone of Rosebud, Craig Hollandsworth and wife Jennifer of Winfield, and Sarah Hollandsworth of Owensville; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 8 from 4-8 p.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville with Eastern Star services at 7:00 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary at 7:15.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens.

Memorial requested to "Friends of Kids with Cancer" 16 Sunnen Dr. Suite 161, St. Louis, MO 63143.