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Molly Brant

December 23, 1920 December 26, 2016
Molly Brant
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Obituary for Molly Brant

Molly Brant, age 96, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 2, 2017 at the United Methodist Church of Anthon, Iowa. Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley will officiate; with interment following in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m., on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the United Methodist Church of Anthon, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com

Molly Edna Myers was born December 23, 1920 in Akron, Colorado, the third of seven children born to Raleigh J. and Avilla Margarete (Gorman) Meyers. Her mother died when Molly was nine, leaving five children under the age of ten. Molly graduated from Lindon Colorado High School in 1938. She cared for her siblings on their farm near Anton, Colorado until May 1940 when the family split up. Her brothers Bob and John went into the military while Molly, with sister Jean and brother George, moved to Anthon, Iowa to live with their aunt, Bess (Robert) Myers. Her father, Raleigh, moved to Washington.

Molly married Vern Brant on February 14, 1941 in the Methodist parsonage in Anthon. They spent their entire married life on a farm four miles east of Anthon where Vern had lived since infancy. Molly was an active farmer, doing field work and animal chores, as well as raising large gardens. They had three daughters: Alene, Shirley and Linda. They retired from farming in 1994 but continued to live on the farm, which was named a Century Farm in 1995. From 2006 to 2011, Molly made her home with her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Roger Nelson. In 2011 she moved to the Correctionville Rehab facility. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Anthon and enjoyed senior meals with friends at the Anthon Community Center. Her hobbies included embroidery and knitting afghans. She enjoyed having her grandchildren visit and always had a cookie jar full of cookies for them.

Survivors include three daughters: Alene Johnson and friend, Darrell Boettger of Sioux City, Shirley and Roger Nelson of Anthon, and Linda Brant and Murray Harris of Charles City; a sister, Jean Ereth of Tacoma, Washington; a brother, John Myers of San Jose, California; seven grandchildren: Marvin (Jane) Keitges of Jackson, Nebraska; Joe (Jennifer) Keitges of Ames, Iowa; Nancy (Toby) Straight, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina; Mark (Dixie) Nelson and Wade Nelson of Anthon; Rebecca (David) Mogensen of Sioux City, and Tony (Dezeri) Nelson of Lawton; seventeen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren and one on the way.

Molly was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vern in 1996; four brothers: Francis, Merritt, Bob and George Myers; and grandson, Paul Keitges.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

1

Jan

4:00 PM 1/1/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/1/2017 7:00:00 PM
United Methodist Church - Anthon

401 E Bridge Street
Anthon, IA 51004

Prayer Service at 6:45 p.m.

United Methodist Church - Anthon
401 E Bridge Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States

Service

Monday

2

Jan

10:30 AM 1/2/2017 10:30:00 AM
United Methodist Church - Anthon

401 E Bridge Street
Anthon, IA 51004

United Methodist Church - Anthon
401 E Bridge Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Anthon, IA 51004

Anthon 51004 IA
United States
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