VAN BUREN — Martha L. Brane, 76, died at 9:05 a.m. Friday at her residence.
She was born in Muncie to Lee and Phoebe (Henley) Cooper. Martha graduated as salutatorian of her class in 1955 at Harrison Township High School in Muncie.
She married John R. Brane June 24, 1967, at LaFontaine Methodist Church. He survives.
She formerly worked at Owens-Illinois, Eastbrook Washington Elementary as a secretary and at Taylor University in admissions. Martha also stayed at home with her children until they entered school.
There will be a time of visitation today from 2 to 6 p.m. and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion. The Revs. Tim Helm and Jim Mathis will officiate.
Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion.
Survivors include her husband, John Brane, Van Buren; daughters, Anna (Brian) Brown, Goshen, Sarah (Greg) Brankle and Susan (Eric) Hinderliter, both of Van Buren; and seven grandchildren, Spencer and Emily Brown, Lauren, Jacob and Evan Brankle, Ava and Claire Hinderliter,
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Dale and David Cooper.
The family wishes to thank Maria, Crystal and the Family Hospice team for their excellent care of Martha.
Memorials may be directed to an agency of the donor’s choice in Martha’s name.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.