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Gerald Branneky- Isabell Capps- Leo Cole- Vita Diepenbrock

Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 7:31 am

Gerald “Jerry” Branneky, 79, of Moscow Mills, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.

Jerry was born on April 18, 1933 in Jennings, the son of Oscar and Ollie (Wirt) Branneky. After attending the local schools, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army. He married the love of his life, Lorraine Wilsdorf, Dec. 26, 1953, at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton. They were blessed with three sons: Randy, Terry, Jeff, and two daughters, Linda, and Jill.

Jerry worked for many years as customer service representative at TWA Airlines. He enjoyed working with people and helping them whenever he could. Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wentzville, and enjoyed attending services when he could.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Lorraine, of Moscow Mills; three sons: Randy Branneky, of Moscow Mills, Terry and wife, Sandy Branneky, of Louisiana, Jeff and wife, Michelle, Branneky, of Olivette; two daughters: Linday and husband, Basil Wheat, of Camdenton, Jill Smithey, of St. Ann; one brother, Larry and wife, Pat Branneky, of Sunrise Beach; sister-in-laws; Brenda Branneky, of Arkansas, Juanita and husband, Tom Bennett, of Sullivan, Ray and wife, Paula Wilsdorf, of Tulsa, Okla., Jane Wilsdorf of Holiday; brother-in-law, John and wife, Pat Wilsdorf, of Crystal City, many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10-11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wentzville, Memorial service 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wentzville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Branneky family c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy. Friends and family are invited to visit the website at to sign the on-line guest register.


Isabell Mary Capps of Elsberry, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the age of 81.

Visitation will  be held from 4 –  8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elsberry.

Interment was held in Elsberry City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at


Leo Cole

Leo R. Cole, 96 of Troy, passed away on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on June 16, 1916, the son of Robert Edward and Martha Jane (Canada) Cole, in Prosperity, Mo.. After attending the local elementary school, Leo went on to graduate from Carthage High School. For several years he worked at Legget and Platt in Carthage. On May 9, 1936, he married the love of his life, Mary E. Shuder, in Pittsburg, Kan. Leo and Mary were blessed with twin daughters, Sonia and Sandra. When Leo wasn’t at home he was working at McDonnell-Douglas Air Craft Corp, which later became Boeing. During World War II his buddies talked him into to working there and he retired after 39 years of dedicated service.  He  enjoyed building row boats, and wooden furniture.  He was a devout Christian and was a charter member of Ferguson Christian Church in Ferguson where he attended for 63 years. When Leo relocated to Lincoln County he became a member of the New Galilee Church near Winfield.

Leo is survived by his loving daughter: Sonja J. and her husband, Rev. Delor Beaulieu of Troy; one-son-in-law, Ted Dahl of Waukesha, Wis.; nephews and nieces: Ray Cash (Ann), Ernie Billington (Aldena), Melvin Spry (Peggy) and Letha Spry; four grandchildren: Melody Boone (Caleb), Michele Dodds (Brian), Lindsay Dahl (Carrie) and Robin Boever (Mark) and one great-granddaughter, Olivia Dodds.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 , at 11 a.m. at the New Galilee Christian Church in Winfield. Interment will follow in Thornhill Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to New Galilee Christian Church, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, MO 63379. Friends and family members are invited to sign the on-line guest register at


Vita C. Diepenbrock, age 79, of Wentzville, passed away Oct. 15, 2012, at the National Health Care in St. Charles.

A gathering of friends will be held from 2-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Pitman Reception Center, Wentzville. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks.