Inez Brandt, 97, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2013, at Kabul Nursing Home where she had been a resident for over 11 years.
Inez was born April 2, 1915 at the home of her parents in the Grimmett community near West Plains, Missouri. She was the oldest of three children born to Leroy and Iva Morgan. Inez attended West Plains High School although she was able to complete only through the tenth grade due to transportation problems.
On April 14, 1934 she married Clarence E. Brandt, and to this union five children were born: Lee Allen, Clarence R., Garry N., Irma May, and Roy Edward.
Inez moved with her family to the Cabool area, Bado community, in 1951. She lived in the general Bado area until she moved into the Kabul Nursing Home facilities in November 2001.
Inez became a Christian as a young girl while attending New Liberty Baptist Church located in Howell County, Missouri. She was a loving mother who lived an exemplary life and encouraged her children to live a Christian life also. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Cabool. She was loyal in attendance, service, and support of the various church programs.
All who knew and loved Inez were aware of her passion for quilting and embroidery. About the only things that came before quilting were family and God. She was excellent with a sewing needle and quilted hundreds of quilts for friends and acquaintances.
Inez was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, a brother, one grandson, and a great-granddaughter.
She is survived by two sons, Garry N. and wife Carolyn of Cabool and Roy Edward and wife Rita of Windsor, Missouri; one daughter, Irma Coolidge and husband Harry of Crescent Valley, Nevada; one daughter-in-law, Glenda Brandt of St. Louis, Missouri; one sister, Juanita Street and husband Earl of Florissant, Missouri; and one sister-in-law, Florene Morgan of Cabool. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Wayne Brandt and wife Julia of Navarre, Florida, Allen Brandt of St. Louis, Belinda Eldringhoff and husband Ben of Pomona, Missouri, Garry C. Brandt and wife Ronda of Camdenton, Missouri, Douglas L. Brandt of Bolivar, Missouri, Jacqueline Bullard and husband John of Crescent Valley, Nevada, La Roy Brandt and wife Ann of Kirksville, Missouri, Jeffery Brandt and wife Brenda of Warrensburg, Missouri, Tommie Sue Cates and husband Harry of Windsor, Scott Brandt and wife Rebecca of Sedalia, Missouri; twenty great-grandchildren with two more expected in 2013; and a host of other family and friends.
Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Cabool First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Marti officiating. Pallbearers were Garry C. Brandt, Douglas Brandt, Allen Brandt, La Roy Brandt, Jeff Brandt, Scott Brandt and Wayne Brandt. Honorary pallbearers were Belinda Eldringhoff, Jacqueline Bullard and Tommie Sue Cates. Interment was in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery in Pomona under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made to the Gideons.