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Visitation

Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home
Monday January 3rd, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home
Monday January 3rd, 2022
1:00pm

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Dorothy Branum

Dorothy Olive Branum, 96, formerly of Richmond, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter on Christmas Evening.

She was born July 2, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio to Joseph Henry and Marietta Johnston Anthony. In 1942, she married Chester Leroy Oler. Their union of 10 years was blessed with the birth of two daughters, Marcia and Brenda. In 1959, she married Curtis Leo Branum. They were blessed with 53 years of marriage and birth of a son, James.

First and foremost, Mrs. Branum was a homemaker who loved her family, and a caregiver. She formerly worked at Avco, followed by 25 years of service at Reid Hospital. In her retirement, she worked for Area 9 as a caregiver and then as a private caregiver until her final retirement in 2011 at the age of 86.


Mrs. Branum will be missed by her daughters, Brenda Jo Gibson & husband, Ray; Marcia Lee Lester; daughter-in-law, Pam Branum; 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Millie Pennington of Fishers, Indiana and Dorothy Beck of Troy, Ohio, and several nieces & nephews.


Mrs. Branum was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Curtis Branum, in 2012; one infant son, in 1945; son, James Robert Branum, in 2020; granddaughter, Jennifer Clark; brothers, Rolland Anthony and Roger Anthony; sister, Doreatha Johnson.


A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3rd at the Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City, IN 47341. Entombment will follow in Earlham Mausoleum


Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3 at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions are encouraged for the First Church of God, 41 Richmond Avenue, Richmond, IN 47374.


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Guestbook

Dear Brenda, and family, so sorry for your loss, your mom was such a sweet and kind lady.

Darlene Callahan/ Gerri Griffin Jan 4 2022 1:11 PM

Sorry to learn of Dorothy's passing. We were neighbors on NW 19th Street. After Dorothy's moved to Mobile Manor I would occasionally see her at the Dollar store & we would chat. She will be missed.

Marge & Fred Madden Jan 1 2022 7:28 PM

You will be missed,love you,Your at peace now

Marcia Lester Dec 31 2021 10:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Branum

Marcia Lester Dec 30 2021 3:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Branum

Debbie Hickman Dec 30 2021 2:17 PM

A photo was added for Dorothy Branum

Debbie Hickman Dec 30 2021 10:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Branum

MARCIA LESTER Dec 30 2021 10:42 AM

A photo was added for Dorothy Branum

Debbie Hickman Dec 30 2021 10:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Branum

Marcialester Dec 30 2021 10:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Branum

Marcia Lester Dec 30 2021 10:23 AM

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