Tahlequah Daily Press

May 7, 2013

Vina Imogene (Jeanie) Branch


TAHLEQUAH — Graveside services for Vina I. Branch, 74, of Tahlequah, will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 7, at the Moodys Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers: are Felix Johnson, David Johnson, Gilbert Hutchens, Vernon Martin, David Hall and Dean Martin. Honorary pall bearers are: Donald Shrum, Harold Terry and Westley Martin. Interment will follow under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequhfuneral.com.

Jeanie was born on May 12, 1938, the daughter of Alfred Alexander and Pansy Fern (Terry) Neel in the Lowrey Area of Cherokee County. She passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, May 4, 2013, after an extended illness. She attended Lowrey Elementary School, and was a graduate of Tahlequah High. She married Thestain Eugene Branch in Oklahoma City at the Seventh Street Church of Christ on Aug. 16, 1957.

A homemaker and mother, she loved flower gardening and jigsaw puzzles.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Thestain; parents, Pansy and Alfred Neel; and brother, Danny Alfred Neel.

Surviving her are her daughters, Joy L. Martin and husband N. Dean of Tahlequah; and Vicki Johnson and husband Richard L. of Peggs; grandsons, David L. Johnson and wife Melissa of Hulbert, and Wesley D. Martin and wife Kaitlin of St. Louis, Mo.; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Jerram Martin, also of St. Louis; three sisters, Christine Woods of Yukon, Dalphine Potts of Keys, and Sandra Hutchins and husband Gilbert of Lowrey Community near Tahlequah; 13 nieces and nephews, and many other relatives, friends, and loved ones.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.