Naomi Ruth Branch-Hicks-Gerdts died 7 Nov. 2010, Sunday, At home in Lemon Grove,California,Her ashes will be placed with her husband, George Bell Gerdts at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Ca.
Naomi Branch was born Born: 28 Sept. 1923, Jefferson City. Mo.
Her father was Claude C. Branch and her mother was Rewey Allen Drinkard-Branch Adopted by Ralph C. Taylor & Zelda Arehart
Claude Christian Branch Born: 29 July 1892, Holt Summit, Callaway Co. Mo. Died: 11 Sept. 1957, St. Louis, Mo. Buried National cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Grave stone displays the following information: Claude C. Branch, Missouri,Cook, U.S. Army World War 1, July 29 1892, Sept. 11 1957. Parents were Albert Jefferson Branch and Lillie Mable Langley Married: 21 Nov. Cole County, Mo. Wife: Rewey Allen Drinkard Born: 6 June 1897, Jefferson City, Mo. Died: 1 Feb. 1931, Jefferson City, Mo. Buried in Stokes Cemetery, Holt Summit, Mo. Parents were James John Drinkard and Anna Lee Moore