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Marion Ruth Maxson Brannon
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1925
North Loup
Valley County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2011
Onondaga County
New York, USA

"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 233, No 6, p 25, June, 2011.
After a brief illness, Marion Ruth (Maxson) Brannon, 85, of Moravia, N.Y., left her earthly body at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse and went on to sing with the heavenly choir on March 28, 2011.

She was born November 17, 1925 in North Loup, Neb., to George Stephen and Fern (Barber) Maxson. Her youth was spent serving others and striving to give the best she possibly could in every endeavor. Academic accomplishments included competing in state spelling bee championships and solo voice competitions.

Marion and Warren Forrest Brannon were married on June 5, 1946 and started homemaking in Nebraska. They later moved to Ithaca, N.Y.; Burns, Ore.; Freeville, N.Y.; and finally settled in Moravia. She helped her family care for the sheep farm for 47 years. (Residence: 1968 Freeville, Tompkins Co., New York; Residence: 1996 Freeville, Tompkins Co., New York; Residence: 2003 New York

Marion's work career included a year of teaching in a one-room school in Nebraska; several years of part-time employment at Cornell University to help raise the family; and a full-time career as faithful companion, mother and family coach. She embedded in each of her children the importance of faith in God and a sense of personal accountability.

Marion hosted many school and church gatherings at the farm in Freeville for children of all ages. She worked tirelessly after retirement as a camp cook for several years. She loved accompanying congregational singing at church and playing keyboard duets with her dear friends. Marion continued to make new friends and corresponded with cousins, friends and grandchildren via her computer.

Proudly married to a WWII veteran, she wore her patriotic heart on her sleeve. But she will be remembered especially for her passionate faith in God and His Son Jesus Christ. In her honor, Marion's family was at her side in her final hours singing hymns as though they were once again gathered around the family piano at the farm.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 65 years, Warren F. Brannon of Moravia, N.Y.; her children Nancy R. Norlander of Laguna Woods, Calif., Larry G. of Moravia, Dennis J. of Fayetteville, Ga., and Kenneth D. of Mesa, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Her brother George S. Maxson preceded Marion in death.

A memorial service will be held in North Loup, Neb., on June 18, 2011 with Rev. Dale Thorngate officiating. Inurnment will follow at the North Loup Hillside Cemetery.

Father: George Stephen MAXSON b: 23 OCT 1881 in North Loup, Valley Co., Nebraska
Mother: Fern BARBER b: 08 MAY 1889 in North Loup, Valley Co., Nebraska

Marriage 1 Warren F. BRANNON b: AUG 1922 in Nebraska
Married: 05 JUN 1946 in North Loup, Valley Co., Nebraska

Title: Social Security Death Index
Title: The Sabbath Recorder
Publication: Seventh-Day Baptist General Conference, SDB Historical Library, Janesville, Wisconsin
Page: Vol 141, No 3, p 47, July 15, 194 
Family links: 
  George Stephen Maxson (1881 - 1954)
  Fern Barber Maxson (1889 - 1968)
  Warren Forrest Brannon (1922 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillside Cemetery
North Loup
Valley County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Lot 90
Maintained by: Jean Jorgensen
Originally Created by: Starlight
Record added: Aug 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114819942
Marion Ruth <i>Maxson</i> Brannon
Added by: Starlight
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