725247 -- Grace Eva Trumbull & Conrad Walter Branning
Obituary: Columbia City (IN) Post & Mail of 18-Nov-2008 p.3
Grace E. Branning, 80
March 22, 1928 - Nov. 16, 2008
Grace E. Branning, 80, or rural Larwill passed away at 12:42 a.m. Sunday,
Nov. 16, 2008 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 22, 1928 in Collins, Whitley County, she was the daughter of
Floyd and Mary (Knight) Trumbull.
Raised in Whitley County, she graduated from Collins High School with the Class of
1946. She married Conrad Walter Branning on Nov. 20, 1948 in Columbia City.
They moved to the Wawasee area for 1-1/2 years and then returned to Whitley
County in 1952 living on C.R. 750N. and in 1964 she and her family moved to
their present farm in Etna-Troy Township.
She assisted her husband with the operation of Branning Construction Company, Larwill.
After her husband's death in 1986, she began her service with Parkview Whitley Hospital
in the Food Service Department and retired in 1999. She was a member of the
Etna United Methodist Church where she taught Bible School and was also a
member of the Etna Women's Club.
Survivors include her children, Sue Schuman and Roger Lee Branning both of
five grandchildren including Candy Pease, Columbia City, Jamie Branning, Columbia City,
Coutney Richardson, St. Joe, Mo., Jarod Schuman, Auburn and Ryan Schuman, larwill;
12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mabel Creech, Churubusco.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Conrad Walter Branning, and
brothers and sisters including, Pauline Caskey, infant twins, Marie and Helen Trumbull,
Howard, Carl, Vaughn, Lewis and Dorothy Trumbull and Charlotte Creech.
Visitation is Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 8 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home,
600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Funeral services is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at the funeral home with Pastor
Karen Biddle of the Etna United Methodist Church and retired Pastor Curtiss Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove-Snodgrass Cemetery, Larwill.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Branning to Etna United Methodist Church.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the
guest register book.
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12/13/08 - SAH