Edna M. Branson

Edna M. Branson, nee Clements, 77, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, September 13, 1934, in Richmond, Virginia, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Edna retired from Atlantic Research Corporation as a clerk. She was a member of Saint Matthew United Methodist Church Belleville, Illinois, Rob Morris Chapter #98 Order of the Eastern Stars, and Alsiah Temple #29 Daughters of the Nile .  

She was preceded in death by her: 

  • Husband:  William H. Branson Sr. 
  • Parents:  Morris and Rena J. nee Austin, Clements, Sr.

Surviving are her:                       

  • Daughters: 
    • Sandra (Ray) Tunnicliff of St. Louis, MO 
    • Patricia J. (James) Free of New Caney, TX                       
  • Son:  William H. Branson Jr. of Belleville, IL                       
  • Brother:  Morris (Elaine) Clements Jr. of Cleveland, NC                       
  • 8 Grandchildren                       
  • 5 Great Grandchildren                       
  • Dear Nieces and Nephews

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation:  Friends may call Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from  4 - 8p.m., at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.  An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 10 a.m., at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Slone officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Edna M. Branson:

    ---Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Edna's family and friends. We celebrate the wonderful life that she has shared with all.---

    Cathy and Yates Neagle Morehead City NC 28557

    It has been a pleasure to have known the Branson family for many years. At this time I am sure that her children are rejoicing that Edna no longer has earthly pain. It is difficult to loose a loved one but you will rejoin her in the future years.

    Sorry that Pam and I cannot make it to the visitation. Having just spent 2 month in the Hospital and in Rehab leaves me on the weak side. I know there will be many people wanting to see her children.

    Our thought and prayers are with you.

    Donald L. Jones Belleville Illinois 62226