Nancy Jo Branson

February 7, 1937July 18, 2013

Nancy Jo Branson, 76, of Oran, died July 18, 2013, at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born February 7, 1937, in Blodgett, to the late Jesse and Ola Edna Wagoner Walton, she was a school teacher for thirty years. She taught in the Cape Girardeau Public School System, and retired as the director of the Adult Basic Education/GED program at the Career and Technology Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran. On May 17, 1958, in Glen Allen, she married Richard Nial Branson Sr., who preceded her in death on April 25, 1989. Also preceding her in death were one sister and one granddaughter. Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Kristin Branson of Edwardsville, Ill., and Jesse and Joanna Branson of Oran; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Niala Branson of New Madrid, Susan and Stanley Farrow of Jackson, Evelyn and Willis Milam of Birmingham, Mich., and Margie and Wayne McFarland of Louisville, Neb.; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday, July 22, from 5-8 p.m. at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m., with Donnie Ford, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oran, officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to: First Baptist Church of Oran P.O. Box Drawer L Oran, MO 63771


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July 23, 2013

i was Nancy's classmate at Morley school.. We had a great time swinging- skipping rope and all the things that care free girls do.we had a great time at school. she always wanted to play that she was a teacher and i was stuck being the student.She was a lovely lady.
Dixe Lee Loftin Hoxworth

Gary Jenkerson

July 22, 2013

I had the good fortune to have Nancy as a mentor when I began working for the Cape Girardeau Career and Technical School in 1987. I have never met such a caring person. I know she touched many lives with her work there. My prayers are with her family

July 22, 2013

Jesse, Joanna, Reed and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you need anything, you know we are only a call away. Love you all!
Christopher, Jennifer, Samuel and Hanna Miller

Joye Carter

July 21, 2013

Love to all the family members. We had so many laughs with Ms. Nancy. She was a fine Christian leader in the church and we will cherish our fond memories of her. Again, our prayers for all the family. Love, Bro. Ed, Joye, Jake and Luke Carter

Becky Atwood

July 21, 2013

I had the privilege of working with Nancy when I volunteered in the Cape Adult Ed program and then as her replacement when she retired as program director.
It was evident that Nancy cared deeply for the program and the students she served. Thousands of individuals are living more productive and satisfying lives because of her dedication and work.
Well done good and faithful servant.