Mary Eileen Branam of Wister, Oklahoma was born December 5, 1959 in Tuscon, Arizona to William Albert Henson and Mary Edith (Walsh) Bowling and passed away on June 8, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 60.
She is survived by:
Jennifer Branam of Poteau, Oklahoma
Julie Branam of Wister, Oklahoma
Brian Branam and wife Andrea of Poteau, Oklahoma
Kathleen Stevens and Steve Kilbreath of Montana
Leroy Chipman of Talihina, Oklahoma
Alec Branam and Sophia Branam
Her two dogs:
Zoey and Riley
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and a host of friends
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Charles Edward Bowling; her husband Gerald Branam; and one brother, Joseph Henson. Mary was a long-time resident of the area, a cook at numerous restaurants around the county, and a custodian for Wister Public Schools until she retired. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and her two dogs. Mary enjoyed being out in the public and talking to people. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Mary will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 12, 2020 at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener, Oklahoma with Reverend Leroy Billy officiating. Burial will follow in Cupco Cemetery in the Yanush Community under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma.
Pallbearers will be: Jesse Mills, Justin Elder, James Elder, and Justin Means.
Viewing will begin at Noon until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday; 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home. The family will have visitation with friends on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
To sign Mary’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.