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Betty Jean Brannon (Johnson) WILLARD

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Betty Jean Brannon (Johnson) WILLARD Obituary

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WILLARD, Betty Jean (Johnson) Brannon age 85 of Somerville, OH, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at Woodland Country Manor with all her family around her. Born in Jacksonburg, OH on December 27, 1927, she grew up on a farm with her parents, Ernest & Ruth Johnson and siblings, Kenneth and Glen. Her farm was on State Route 73 that is now known as Butler Memorial Park. After leaving the farm she married Walter Brannon, in this marriage she bared two children, Ernest and Walter William. After this marriage ended she married Robert E. Willard in December of 1955. Betty & Robert made their home in Somerville for the last 57 years. Betty had several jobs but, when she became a Nurses Aid at Woodland Country Manor she knew she had found her nack. She always said she felt so good about being able to make a difference in someone's life. Twenty plus years at W.C.M., she had some stories to tell. After retiring, she went back to work part time in the laundry department. When she became ill we knew there was no other place for her to be taken care of than W.C.M., where she had been since June of 2012. Special Thanks to the staff at Woodland Country Manor for all the Love and Special Care that she received. Preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Ronnie Willard; brother, Glen Johnson; parents, Ernest & Ruth Johnson; step mother, Cecil Phillips, daughter-in-law, Ann Brannon; granddaughter, Cynthia Brannon. Survived by her children, Ernest (Linda) Brannon of Hamilton, William Brannon of Ocala, FL, Rebecca (Don) Beckett of Darrtown, Robert Eugene Willard of Somerville, and Ruth Ann (Rodney) Iiams of West College Corner, IN; brother, Kenneth Johnson of Hamilton; very special, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold & Ruby Adams of Morning Sun; grandchildren, Teresa (William) Brossett, Viola Jean Brannon, Kevin (Lisa) Brannon, Tony (Jancie) Brannon and Nicholas (Angie) Willard; 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, January 29, 2012 at Nein Barnes Funeral Home, 249 N. Main St., Camden, OH 45311 with Rev. Deborah Richardson officiating. Family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home in Camden. Condolences at www.barnesfuneralhome.com

Published in Journal-News on Jan. 27, 2013
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