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October 20, 2023
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Isabelle (Brantley) Hosten, 94, of Springfield, Massachusetts, departed this life on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born in Garnett, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Murray Brantley and Beatrice (Smalls) Brantley.
A 73-year Springfield resident, Mrs. Brantley had been employed as a CNA at the Holyoke Soldiers Home for many years. She was a Deaconess of Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church, serving also as a Missionary Volunteer, an Usher, a member of the Building Committee and the Church Board. In addition to her church duties, she had been a very active 4H-Club Leader, taught Floral Design Class at Putnam High School and to the Western Massassachusetts community, served as a cook for Big Momma's Home Cooking, made numerous draperies and dresses for herself and others, and operated her own laundry and ironing services.
Isabelle is survived by two sons, Bernard Hosten of Springfield and Tyrone McClain (and wife, Cassandra) of Wilbraham, Massachusetts; a daughter, Claudette Hosten Powell (and husband, Delroy) of Springfield; two brothers, Peter Leroy Brantley and Daniel Brantley (and wife, Vera) all of Springfield, one sister, Lucille Murphy of Wilbraham; nineteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends too numerous to mention.
The calling hour is 10-11 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Shiloh Seventh Day Adventist Church, 797 State Street, Springfield, MA, followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.