OBITUARY

Elissa Warns-Branson

March 1, 1988December 3, 2018
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Elissa Warns-Branson, Age 30, passed away December 3, 2018.

After moving to Wichita as a teenager, Elissa graduated from Maize High School in 2007 and Wichita State University in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science and also minors in chemistry and biology. Elissa was employed at Oxy Chemical Corporation as a chemist.

Elissa and Brandi were married on March 16, 2014 on a sandy beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They brought their daughter, Hayzlee, into the world in 2017. Elissa was a natural mommy and loved her new role. Our daughter shares Elissa’s spirit and she will continue to live on through this precious gift.

Elissa loved people with a passion. She always wore a smile on her face that was contagious. She loved to be silly and go on “merry little adventures” with her wife and friends. She was a Disney fanatic breaking into a song and dance whenever the desire struck. She had a bright light inside her that shone upon everyone she loved. Elissa will be missed dearly and will remain in our hearts forever.

She is survived by her wife, Brandi Warns-Branson; daughter, Hayzlee Warns-Branson; parents, Paul and Heather Warns; grandmother, M. Marie Nelson; great-aunt, Hazel Southard; parents-in-law, Bruce and Judy Branson, brother, Daniel Warns; sister, Amanda Warns; sisters-in-law, Lisa Tolbert and Michele Ford; brother-in-law, Jamey (Alicia) Branson; aunts, Anne (John) van Duzor and Margie Scales; uncle, Tom (Kathy) Nelson; cousins, Sophie Nelson, Matt Nelson, Bill Scales, Julie Scales, Jennifer Anderson; friends, Robyn and Courtney Douty, Amy Munoz and Satcy Egnor, Randi and Ashley Lunch; and her beloved dogs, Nala and Zayda.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and her Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, both at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Hwy 54, Wichita, Kansas 67209.

  • FAMILY

  • Brandi Warns-Branson, Wife
  • Hayzlee Marie Warns-Branson, Daughter
  • Heather Warns, Mother
  • Paul Warns, Father
  • M. Marie Nelson, Grandmother
  • Hazel Southard, Great-Aunt
  • Judy Branson, Mother-In-Law
  • Bruce Branson, Father-In-Law
  • Daniel Warns, Brother
  • Amanda Warns, Sister
  • Lisa Tolbert, Sister-In-Law
  • Michelle Ford, Sister-In-Law
  • Jamey (Alicia) Branson, Brother-In-Law
  • Anne (John) van Duzor, Aunt
  • Tom (Kathy) Nelson, Uncle
  • Sophie Nelson, Cousin
  • Matt Nelson, Cousin
  • Margie Scales, Aunt
  • Bill Scales, Cousin
  • Julie Scales, Cousin
  • Jennifer Anderson, Cousin
  • Nala & Zayda, Beloved Dogs
  • Robyn & Courtney Douty, Friends
  • Amy Munoz & Stacy Egnor, Friends
  • Randi & Ashley Lynch, Friends

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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December 12, 2018

Randi and Ashley Lynch

December 12, 2018

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Biography

Elissa Warns-Branson, Age 30, passed away December 3, 2018. After moving to Wichita as a teenager, Elissa graduated from Maize High School in 2007 and Wichita State University in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science and also minors in chemistry and biology. Elissa was employed at Oxy Chemical Corporation as a chemist. Elissa and Brandi were married on March 16, 2014 on a sandy beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They brought their daughter, Hayzlee, into the world in 2017. Elissa was a natural mommy and loved her new role. Our daughter shares Elissa’s spirit and she will continue to live on through this precious gift. Elissa loved people with a passion. She always wore a smile on her face that was contagious. She loved to be silly and go on “merry little adventures” with her wife and friends. She was a Disney fanatic breaking into a song and dance whenever the desire struck. She had a bright light inside her that shone upon everyone she loved. Elissa will be missed dearly and will remain in our hearts forever. She is survived by her wife, Brandi Warns-Branson; daughter, Hayzlee Warns-Branson; parents, Paul and Heather Warns; grandmother, M. Marie Nelson; great-aunt, Hazel Southard; parents-in-law, Bruce and Judy Branson, brother, Daniel Warns; sister, Amanda Warns; sisters-in-law, Lisa Tolbert and Michele Ford; brother-in-law, Jamey (Alicia) Branson; aunts, Anne (John) van Duzor and Margie Scales; uncle, Tom (Kathy) Nelson; cousins, Sophie Nelson, Matt Nelson, Bill Scales, Julie Scales, Jennifer Anderson; friends, Robyn and Courtney Douty, Amy Munoz and Satcy Egnor, Randi and Ashley Lunch; and her beloved dogs, Nala and Zayda.