Funeral services for Georgine Paul Jane Brotherton, 94, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Brotherton went home to be with the Lord on February 13, 2017.
She was born August 22, 1922, at Caen, France, the only child of the late Paul Leon Labelle and Josephe Georgine Jardin Labelle. Georgine grew up in France during WWII and faced its adversity with courage, often providing misleading British war reports to German soldiers who took control of the newspaper office where she worked in Paris. She was a World War II bride and married the love of her life, Robert Brotherton on August 24, 1945 in Paris, France. They were married just two months shy of sixty years when Robert was called home to the Lord. After crossing the Atlantic in a ship to join her new husband, she served in the role of “stay at home Mom” and homemaker for the remainder of her days. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, quilting, knitting and crocheting and loved to travel. She also loved watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Georgine accepted Christ as her Savior on October 3, 1950 and was baptized on October 15, 1950 in a spring fed pond on JJ Highway. She was a long time member of Berean Baptist Church in West Plains and taught Sunday School there for many years.
She is survived by four children, Deanna Wheeler and husband, Jim, Monett, Missouri, Robert Leon Brotherton and wife, Brenda, Gamaliel, Arkansas, Marilyn Roberts and husband, Sam, West Plains and Debbie Collins and husband, Rufus, West Plains; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Her parents, husband, Reverend Robert Louis Brotherton and her step-father, Pierre Barthe, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.