GLASGOW – Ollie Pearl England Branstetter, age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her residence following an illness. She was born on December 21st, 1927, on the family farm in Metcalfe County to the late Hastel Millard England and Brentz Helen Jeffries England. Mrs. Branstetter was a long time employee of Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative where she served as Manager of Consumer Accounts prior to her retirement. She was married for 43 years to the late Wendell J. Branstetter and lived the majority of her life on the Branstetter family farm in Summer Shade, Kentucky where she was famous for her homemade yeast rolls, sweet tea, and special mac and cheese. She was affectionately referred to as MeMa by her grandchildren and was a member of the South Edmonton Church of Christ.
She is survived by one son, Wendell Steven Branstetter (Linda) of Summer Shade; one daughter, Tamara Branstetter Martin (Ricky) of Glasgow; four grandchildren: Amber Branstetter Huffman (Chris) of Center, KY, Cassie Martin Reynolds (Patrick) of Bowling Green, Bart Branstetter (Jourdan) of Summer Shade, and J. T. Martin (Ashley) of Glasgow; eight great-grandchildren: Colton and Cade Huffman, Parks and Eva Cate Reynolds; Lynleigh, Lila, and John Thomas Martin, and a two-month-old namesake, Ollie Laine Branstetter; two sisters-in-law, Sue Branstetter England of Murfreesboro, TN, and Barbara Branstetter of Edmonton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight England and Hollis England; three sisters-in-law, Virginia (Jenny) England, Geneva Branstetter, and Marilyn Hope Grider; four brothers-in-law, Kenneth Branstetter, Bobby Branstetter, Tommy Hope, and J. C. Grider.
A Private Family Service will be conducted.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to South Edmonton Church of Christ, PO Box 267, Edmonton, KY 42129, or the Summer Shade Cemetery Maintenance Fund, 2232 Summer Shade Rd, Summer Shade, KY 42166.