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Evelyn "Sue" Branson

August 31, 1929 — December 14, 2022

Obituary For Evelyn "Sue" Branson

Evelyn "Sue" Branson, 93, of Sedalia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at EW Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia. She was born on August 31, 1929, in Hurdland, MO, the daughter of Blair Reed and Mary M. Gelbach.

On May 27, 1948, in Nashua, IA., she was united in marriage to H. N. "Chuck" Branson, who preceded her in death.

Sue loved hand work such as counted cross stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, beading, and quilting, but her favorite was knitting. She taught many people how to knit. She opened Tiffany Yarns and Needlecraft in May of 1973 and reluctantly closed the shop in 1992. She loved antiques and had a great eye for potential treasures. She attended the Central Business College of Sedalia to learn secretarial skills. She landed a job as secretary to the Academic Dean at State Fair Community College in 1968. She held the position until her retirement in 1995. She loved her job, her coworkers, the students, and Roadrunner Basketball. Sue made friends easily wherever she was. She loved life and found joy in the every day things.

Sue is survived by four children, Fred N. Branson (Sally Lockett) of Sedalia, Tom R. Branson of Grass Valley, CA, Michael T. Branson, and Dana Branson, both of Sedalia; five grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.

Other than her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Blair Reed Gelbach Jr.

A celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Honorary bearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the State Fair Community College Foundation, or the Sedalia Animal Shelter, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

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