D. Marie Brannon, 79, of Mansfield, Ohio, passed away Tuesday evening, January 1, 2013, in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Marie was born July 3, 1933, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the daughter of John and Zola Moore. Marie retired from Lumberman’s Insurance, working as office assistant to the vice president. She also worked at Kohls Department Store.
A faithful Christian servant, Marie was a very active and involved member of Diamond Hills Baptist Church. She sang in the choir, served as deaconess, was a member of the church group, Young at Heart, and was assistant Sunday school superintendent.
Marie also loved to serve her family and friends. The Brannon house was always busy during the holidays with family get-togethers.
Marie enjoyed gardening. She was a great baker, the master of all pies, her rhubarb pie was a family favorite. Marie also cherished baking cookies with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, son, Bernard “Mike” Brannon of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law, Larry “Steve”and Lisa Brannon of Auburndale, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Marie Brannon Greiwe and Greg Greiwe of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, Daniel, Michelle, and Ian Brannon, Lindsay, Andrew, and Austin Greiwe, and Brittney and Bradley Brannon; two step-grandchildren, Randy (Michelle Renee) Stone, Jr., and Kevin Stone; and several great-grandchildren.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bernard “Buzz” Brannon.
The Brannon family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2013, in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Diamond Hills Baptist Church located at 647 Diamond Street, Mansfield, where funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Chris Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Diamond Hills Baptist Church may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the Brannon family are welcomed by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.