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Margaret Alene Sturgis Branton
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1922
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 2010
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Margaret Alene Sturgis Whitecarver Branton
(December 30, 1922 - January 24, 2010)

VALLEY, Neb. Margaret Alene Sturgis Branton passed away on Jan. 24, 2010, at her home in Valley, Neb.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1922, to William P. and Ruby (Gandy) Sturgis in rural Galena, Kan.

She attended school at Hickory Grove and graduated from Galena High.

Margaret married Lee Branton on Dec. 12, 1950, in Las Vegas, Nev. Lee passed away in 1995 in Colorado.

They made their home in Bishop, Calif., from 1950 to 1969, before moving to Colorado Springs, Colo., opening "The Sticks and Stones Art Gallery" from 1971 to 1979, in Manitou Springs, Colo., where Margaret was a know artist.

Margaret moved to the Valhaven Nursing Home in Valley, after suffering a stroke on Oct. 6, 1998.

Margaret is survived by sisters, Mildred Simon, of Valley, Jean Clemens, of Granby, Mo., and Marlys Patton, of Tonganoxie, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. at Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena.

Burial will be in Gandy Cemetery, rural Galena.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Derfelt Funeral Home
1116 Main
Galena, Kansas 66739
Phone: 620-783-1371


Family links: 
  William Preston Sturgis (1887 - 1956)
  Ruby Flossy Gandy Sturgis (1893 - 1958)
  Lee Elwood Branton (1912 - 1995)
  Joseph Levi Sturgis (1910 - 1994)*
  Donald Preston Sturgis (1911 - 1987)*
  William Elmer Sturgis (1914 - 1968)*
  Ruby Pauline Sturgis Stribling (1918 - 2001)*
  Margaret Alene Sturgis Branton (1922 - 2010)
  Calvin Wayne Sturgis (1925 - 1985)*
  Ruth Marie Sturgis Hinman (1928 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Gandy Cemetery
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Orlena
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
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Margaret Alene <i>Sturgis</i> Branton
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