Mildred Stella (Sisk) Brazeal

January 11, 1907 – November 26, 2010

Mildred Stella (Sisk) Brazeal, 103 of Richmond, Mo., formerly of Orrick, Mo., passed away Friday, November 26, 2010 at Shirkey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Richmond.

Mildred was born on January 11, 1907 near Orrick, Mo., to Roscoe Norris and Katie (Crum) Norris. She had lived most of her life in the Orrick community. Mildred was first married to Golden Sisk on November 26, 1922, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 1968. She later married Sidney Ralph Brazeal on September 23, 1984, and he too preceded her in death on July 26, 1993. Mildred had been a member of the Orrick Baptist Church and was currently a member of the Orrick Christian Church, and was a member of the Orrick Lions Club. She loved baseball and was a fan of the Kansas City Royals. She loved to garden and dance. She also was a local historian and had made a filmed documentary about Orrick several years ago, which is kept in the library at Orrick High School.

Mildred loved her family and friends and enjoyed the time spent with them.

Survivors include three sisters, Flossie Stanley of Richmond, Mo., Vanita Parker of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Jetta Deanne Cutshall of Gladstone, Mo.; two sons-in-law, Billie Johnson of Gladstone, Mo., and Benny Gryder of Orrick, Mo.; her grandchildren, Linda Koberlein, Susan Rohr (Mike), Ron Gryder, Nancy Masciovecchio, and Joan Ultey; great grandchildren, Stephen Koberlein (Kellie), Darren Koberlein (Nataline), Paul Rohr, Angela Rhor, Kevin Rhor, Sarah Rhor, Joe Masciovecchio, Amber Masciovecchio, and Anthony Masciovecchio; great great grandchildren, Stephanie Koberlein, Taylor Koberlein, Katie Koberlein, Walker Koberlein, Brett Koberlein, Brooke Koberlein, Morgan Rohr, McKenzie Antoninne, Matthew Rhor, Jacob Strauch and Lila Rohr.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and her children, infant stillborn son Norman G. Sisk on Feb. 24, 1924, daughters, Beverly Johnson on March 26, 2006 and Dolores Gryder on October 31, 2009, and several siblings.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the Orrick Christian Church with burial following in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery, Richmond, Mo. Memorials are suggested to the Orrick Christian Church.


Mildred was a dear lady, full of life. She was a great friend to my mother while she was at Shirkley’s. She will be sadly missed.
Dora Williams Family

Mildred was such a sweet lady and friend to our late mother, Dora Williams. We always enjoyed visiting with her, at the dining room table, whenever it was time for them to gather. She was a legend at Shirkey’s because of her vibrant and energetic manner and will certainly be missed.
Robert Williams

Growing up just a few doors down from Ms. Brazeal I was saddened to see that she had passed away. She would always tell me if I would carry her grocery bags to her house she’d give me a quarter. So when we walked back from what was then Hall’s Grocery at the time and then to her house, she would hand me that quarter and would tell me to spend it wisely. Once I graduated from Orrick, I lost contact with her, but then found her new home at Shirkey’s. My husband and I go there on occassion to see his grandparents that are there and I would always go down the other hall to see what she was up to. She always said that she remembered me, but with her eyesight not doing so well I would have to get right down to her face to say hello. I use to think of her as a grandma that was just down the street, she would be sitting on that porch swing in the evening watching us kids catch fireflies. I do have one precious picture of her and it was taken just 4 years ago. It is of her holding my infant son Jasyn during Christmastime. I will treasure it always. To the family I give you my deepest sympathy, she was a wonderful woman and I’m glad that she was part of my life growing up in the wonderful little small town of Orrick.
Kristy Mansell-Sanders