Obituaries 7-6-17


Rose Marie Cummins

Rose Marie Cummins, 89, of Moores Hill, Indiana, passed away on Friday, June 30th, 2017 in Milan, Indiana.

She was born on April 5th, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank Kittle and Mabel G. Kittle.

Rose worked as a Line worker for Anchor Glass, retiring after over 25 years of service.

She attended the Free Will Baptist and the First Southern Baptist Churches. She loved to cook, sew, crochet and quilt. She also enjoyed gardening and canning as well as doing jigsaw puzzles. She loved to shop at Walmart. Time with her family was her greatest joy and she will be greatly missed.

Surviving are her children: John “Tom” (Diane) Cummins, Lana (Paul) Ison, Frank (Sara) Cummins and Ernie (Debbie) Cummins all of Moores Hill, Indiana; her grandchildren: Carol Patterson, Julie Murphy, Lonnie Chase, Tara Sbertoli, Logan, Brent, Ryan, Elizabeth, Breanna and Samantha Cummins; Crystal Brown and Stacey Wormley; by 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Carl Cummins; her siblings, Irvin, Fred and Karl Kittle, Ann Kennedy and Mary Lou Patton; and by her granddaughter, Regina Chase.

Friends were invited to call on the family on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, at the First Southern Baptist Church, 403 South Meridian Street, Sunman, Indiana, 47041. Services will be held at the Church on Thursday, July 6th at 11 a.m. with Brother Chuck Gerrien and Brother Tom Holt officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home in Aurora is assisting the family at this difficult time.

Mary Elizabeth Branham

Mary Elizabeth (Means) Branham, age 98, of Vevay, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, July 1st, 2017, at the Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, Indiana.

Mary entered this life on April 24th, 1919, in Switzerland County, the daughter of the late David Earl and Mildred M. (Montanye) Means. She was raised in Switzerland County, and was a 1936 graduate of the Vevay High School.

Mary was united in marriage on September 21st, 1938, in Madison, o the late Roy L. Branham, and to this union arrived a daughter, Sherry; and a son, David; to bless their home. Mary and Roy shared nearly 45 years of marriage together until Roy passed away on June 15th, 1983.

In 1952, Mary was employed as a Army Material Commander in Washington, D.C., retiring on June 30th, 1972, after 20 years of service.

She was a member of the Eggleston Club, Bennington Order of Eastern Star 407, Center Square Homemakers Club and the Vevay Tri Kappa. She was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the United Methodist Women Association. Mary enjoyed painting, needle point, playing cards and games and spending time with her family and friends.

Mary will be dearly missed by her son: David Branham and his wife: Judith of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; by her daughter: Sherry Wheeling and her husband: Robert of New Palestine, Indiana; by her grandchildren: Jeffrey Gayle and his wife: Kathy; Robert Wheeling, Jr. and his wife: Deanna; Dustin Wheeling and his wife: Ruth; Chris Branham and his wife: Wendy; and Drew Branham and his wife: Abigail.

She will also be greatly missed by her 17-great-grandchildren; her 12-great-great-grandchildren and her niece: Nancy Shaw of El Paso, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents: David Earl, who died on April 2nd, 1977 and Mildred M. (Montanye) Means, who died on April 7th, 1985; her husband: Roy L. Branham, who died on June 15th, 1983; her sister: Norma Jane Shaw, who died in April of 1995; and her grandson: Michael Gayle, who died on February 2nd, 1994.

Friends may call 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 6th, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana, 47043. Bennington Order of Eastern Star No.407 will conduct services at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 6th, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, July 6th at 1 p.m., by Gary Marlin, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.