Nova A. H. Brattin, Osceola, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO, passed away on November 5, 2015. Nova was born on July 24, 1936 to Pawnee Bert and Gertie Houston. She was one of eight children and was raised in Osceola, MO.
She married Robert “Bob” Brattin on July 25, 1953, and the couple moved to Kansas City for his work in the construction industry. Nova was a proud Granny to her four grandchildren, Brian Jay Fieth, Ron James Brattin, Kelsey Rae Brattin, and Mitchell Coy Brattin, and her great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Jason Brattin. She was the greatest Granny in the world and spoiled her grandchildren with endless delicious meals, homemade gifts, and fantastical stories of her spirited childhood and hometown.
Nova was known for keeping a beautiful garden with lovely flowers. She was also an award winning quilter. Nova was a master seamstress famous for creating quilts of dazzling colors and intricate patterns. Her passion was life long and she treasured the moments spent quilting with her daughter, sister, and friends. Those who wrap themselves in Nova’s quilts still feel the warmth of her love captured in every stitch.
Nova and Bob were avid campers and fishermen and spent their retirement summers at the Osceola RV Park with their grandchildren. Their trips to Las Vegas and Arizona were relished and laughed about for years.
The couple resided in Kansas City, very much the lovebirds of their younger years, until Bob’s passing in 2004. Nova then returned to her hometown of Osceola and cherished those years with her brothers, sisters, extended family members, and friends from all communities. Many describe Nova as “feisty” and blessed with the gift of gab. Nova was an incredibly strong woman and nurturing soul who gave help and hope to all those in need.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Brattin, and her son, Darrell D. Brattin. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Coy Leon Houston, Charles Houston, Bob Houston, and sisters Katherine Hudson Massey, and Darlene Brattin. She is survived by her children, Ronald Brattin (Kimberly), Debra Fieth, Kenneth Brattin (Cathy), and her four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, JB Houston (Nancy), and her sister, Patty Clark (Doug).