Tuesday, November 30

Jean Davenport Branum

July 20, 1923 – Nov. 20, 2021

Jean Davenport Branum received her ultimate reward and went to be with Jesus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

She was born July 20, 1923, in New Albany, Ind. to Walter I. and Lydia May Davenport.

She was a World War II veteran and retired from the US Postal Service. Mrs. Branum will be remembered as being fun loving, compassionate, loving and witty. She loved her family – all of them. She had two sisters, Mary Elizabeth and Mary Virginia; and a brother, Walter Davenport. She also loved and appreciated the Sisters and staff of Little Sisters of the Poor where she had called home for 17 years. Her favorite pastime was frequenting the casinos with friends even taking a trip to Las Vegas in her 90’s.

Survivors include her niece and caregiver, Sharron (Lionel “Nicky” Rider) Branum; foster daughter, Anna (Arthur) Lindener; three foster grandchildren, Dana (Phil) Moore, Dale (Ann) Overdorf and Debra (Tim) Moss; great-niece, Nichole (Jonathan) Yazzie; 10 great-grandchildren, Joshua (Amber) Moore, Matthew (Joni) Moore, Christina (Bradley) Thomas, Elisabeth (Jeff) Parobechek, Miranda (Daniel) Pierce, Sydney (Matthew) Krawiec, Alexander (Kristina) Overdorf, Cassandra Overdorf, Abigail (Zakk) VanHoose and Andrew Moss; great-great-nephews, Andrew and Alex Yazzie; 16 great-great grandchildren; along with many more cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by the love of her life, James Arthur Branum, whom she met while both were serving in the US Navy during World War II and married on May 5, 1945.

A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Residence Little Sisters of the Poor located at 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, Ala. 36604 on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. A local mass will be held in Noblesville on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E 191st St. in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Residence, 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, Ala. 36604, or online at:  https://wwwlittlesistersofthepoormobile.org/donations.com.

Arrangements are by Ascension Funeral Home, 1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, Ala. 36695.

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