Cover photo for Raylene Dorothy Branham's Obituary
Raylene Dorothy Branham Profile Photo
1939 Raylene 2019

Raylene Dorothy Branham

July 31, 1939 — December 30, 2019

Raylene Dorothy Branham, age 80, of Beech Grove, Indiana formerly of North Vernon passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019 at her residence. She was born to the late Leonard and Florence (White) Hires on July 31, 1939 in Anderson, Indiana.

Raylene was a jack of all trades having various jobs throughout her life. She was a beautician, bartender, cook, and caterer. Raylene was a member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 1589 since 1980 in Beech Grove, Indiana, Eagles since 1996 in Beech Grove, Indiana, and Amvets Auxillary in North Vernon for nearly 15 years. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking. Raylene was an avid card player and could be found playing euchre, 500 rummy, and poker at any of the lodges she was a member of. She was a talented cake decorator and loved making cakes for celebrations at the lodges. Raylene married the late Tandy Branham in 1972 in Lawrence, Indiana and he passed away on June 28, 1996.

She is survived by her loving children, Kaylene Allen, Cindy Howard, Allen Barron, and Brenda Barron; her grandchildren, Brandon Owens, Steve Owens, Kenny Marcum, and Heather Marcum; her great grandchildren, Alexis Marcum, Gracyn Carlson, Trevor Marcum, Steven Crafton, Alex Davidson, Logan Owens, Brayden Owens, and Gabriella Owens; and her great great grandchildren, Jackson Pestoff, Landon Pestoff, and Brynnleigh Stoltz.

In addition to her parents and husband, Raylene is preceded in death by her sisters; Clara Hires, Marietta Callahan, and Catherine Whetsel.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood Chapel, 2433 East Main Street, Greenwood, Indiana 46143. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood Chapel with Celebrant Alex Adams officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Cemetery, 6501 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219. Arrangements entrusted to Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood Chapel. Please share memories and condolences online at www.indianafuneralcare.com.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Moose Lodge (3320 South Emerson, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107) immediately following the burial.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Raylene Dorothy Branham, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

4:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood

2433 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46143

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visitation

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood

2433 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46143

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Indiana Funeral Care - Greenwood

2433 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46143

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree