Mary Eileen Branam Obituary

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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:

Two daughters:

Jennifer Branam of Poteau, Oklahoma

Julie Branam of Wister, Oklahoma

One son:

Brian Branam and wife Andrea of Poteau, Oklahoma

One sister:

Kathleen Stevens and Steve Kilbreath of Montana

One brother:

Leroy Chipman of Talihina, Oklahoma

Two grandchildren:

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.  

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