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Obituary for Kristi Lu Brantner (Spear)

Kristi Lu Brantner, 60, of Grantsville, MD, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Born August 16, 1961, in Oakland, MD, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Friend) Spear. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Brantner, Jr.

Mr. Brantner worked at Bausch & Lomb, where she met the love of her life, Bill and most recently worked at Garrett Containers in Accident, MD. She was a graduate of Northern High School.

Kristi enjoyed fishing and going to the casino with her husband, Bill. She cherished anytime she could spend with her family. She adored her granddaughter and children.

She was a strong-willed and kind-hearted person. She handled each bad deal with grace and never let anything break her spirit.

She is survived by one son, William E. Brantner and one daughter, Kerri Brantner, both of Grantsville; two brothers, Terry Spear and Randy (Crystal) Spear, all of Friendsville, MD; her twin sister, Kim (fiancé, Tony) Spear, Friendsville; one brother-in-law, Michael (Susie) Brantner and one sister-in-law, Sandy (fiancé, Jim) Brantner, all of Oakland; one granddaughter, Kendall Holliday.

Kristi will be terribly missed by her children, grandchildren, siblings and extended family.

“Fly high with the angels Kris, you deserve your wings.”

A memorial service will be held at the Friendsville Fire Hall on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

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