In Memory

Virginia Marshall (Bratton)

Virginia Marshall (Bratton)

Virginia Marshall Bratton 

Virginia Gail “Puddy” Bratton was born on Monday, December 3, 1945 in Temple, Texas to Malcolm S. and Lillie Mae (Mull) Marshall. She graduated from high school in Plainview, Texas in 1964. Virginia was united in marriage to Clyde Bratton on February 16, 1965 at Plainview. While Clyde served in Vietnam, she worked as a switchboard operator for mobile communications. Following his return from military service, they farmed until Clyde became a court reporter. They then moved to Olivet, South Dakota in 1971. Over the years, Virginia worked at convenience stores in Olivet and Menno, babysat for several children, and for a time she and Clyde owned a gas station in Olivet. For many years, she worked at Gemar’s Market in Scotland. During the past ten years, they wintered in Texas until making their year-round home there earlier this year. Virginia’s life always revolved around her family, and she was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family. She also enjoyed going to flea markets, refinishing furniture and restoring her flea market treasures. She enjoyed fishing with Clyde, as long as it did not involve baiting hooks and removing her catch. For many years, she was a member of the Olivet United Methodist Church. Virginia passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 12 days.

Virginia’s memory will live forever in the hearts of her husband of 46 years, Clyde Bratton of Temple, Texas; two children: Brandi (Frank) Pravecek of Scotland and Dallas (Joci) Bratton of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren: Brooke, Allison and Derek Pravecek and Bayli Bratton; one sister, Joan Simpson of Marble Falls, Texas; and three brothers: Emmett “Bud” (Laverne) Marshall of Rogers, Texas, Larry (Linda) Marshall of Tequesta, Florida, and Mark (Kathy) Marshall of Kingsland, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm and Lillie Mae Marshall.

*Goglin Funeral Homes