Archive for Friday, April 14, 2006

Lynnette E. McBratney

April 14, 2006

Services for Lynnette E. McBratney, 101, Leavenworth (formerly of Lansing, Kansas City, Kan., and San Jose, Calif.) will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Mrs. McBratney died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Medicalodge of Leavenworth.

She was born Aug. 6, 1904, in Lincoln, the daughter of Arthur J. and Caroline "Bessie" E. (Anderson) Stanley.

Mrs. McBratney was raised in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated in 1921 from Wyandotte High School. During World War II, she worked at the B-25 Bomber North American Plant, and while working with the Red Cross as a Gray Lady, she ran a shelter facility during the Kansas City Flood of 1951. She moved to California in 1962 and had worked as an accounts payable clerk for Lockheed before moving back to the area in 1969.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Captain Jesse Leavenworth Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists and a den mother for the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

She married William L. McBratney on May 17, 1924, in Olathe. He died Feb. 24, 1957. A son, Thomas C. McBratney, and daughter, Leslie Elizabeth Sampson, also died earlier.

Survivors include a son, John "Jack" A. McBratney; 10 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorials to the Daughters of the American Revolution, sent in care of the funeral home, 707 S. Sixth St., Leavenworth 66048.

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