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Carolyn Branning

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CAROLYN GRACE BRANNING, 83 MOUNT MORRIS - Carolyn Grace Branning, 83 of Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris, was called home Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born May 26, 1929, in Oregon; the daughter of Jacob and Wilhemina (Bulthaus) Jacobs. Carolyn graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1947. After graduation she was a personal secretary at National Lock and Company of Rockford, and then at Kable News in Mt. Morris until August 1955. Carolyn married Melvin Branning on Aug. 20, 1955 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon. Leaving to cherish many wonderful memories are her sons, Steven (Annette) and Kelvin (Kathy), both of Rockford, Paul of Oregon; daughter, Debra Zuniga of Oregon; grandchildren, Nicholas, Matthew, Brett, Brittney, Kaitlyn, Sarah and Jordan; great- grandchildren, Blake, Graham, Alana, Owen and Hailey; and sister, Ruth Shelly of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; her parents; brothers, John and Ben Jacobs; sister, Alice Lindvall; and grandson, Jacob Zuniga. The family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest Manor, Dixon Davita, and KSB Hospital for their care. Thank you also to Pastor Brion Brooks for his visits and prayers, and a special thank you to nephew, Jim Lindvall for his weekly visits and card games. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ebenezer Reformed Church near Oregon, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. For more information, farrellhollandgale.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013
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