PIQUA — Alea Marie Branson, 23, of Piqua, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Jan. 9, 1991, in Sidney, to Larry Daniel Branson and Karan Marie (Garwood) Smith.
She will be missed and remembered by her parents; grandmother, Brenda Branson; step father, Audie Smith; step mother, Brandy Branson; half-sisters, Caydence Branson and Coralinn Branson; half-brother, Conner Branson; step brother, Ryan Smith; step sister, Morgan Smith; numerous aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ernest and Christina Garwood and Lawrence Branson.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with interment following at Miami Memorial Park, Covington.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the family in honor of her memory to help with funeral expenses, c/o Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, OH 45383, Children's Medical Center or Upper Valley Medical Center. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com.