Thomas W. Branson
Retired office manager, 79
Thomas W. Branson of Denver, a retired office manager, died Friday. He was 79.
Services were Monday at Westminster United Methodist Church. Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Branson was born July 3, 1913, in Fillmore, Ill. On Oct. 15, 1938, he married Mary McDaniel in Kansas City, Mo.
Branson was employed at North American Phillips Lamp Division.
He was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Beverly Flowers, Arvada; a son, Timothy, San Francisco; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to Westminster United Methodist Church, 76th and Lowell Boulevard, Westminster 80030.
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)
dod 18 Dec 1992
The Montgomery News
dod Feb. 13, 1918
First of Three Obituaries
Thos. W. Branson was born in Fayette County, Ill., Oct 18, 1848, died at his home in Filmore, Feb 13th, 1918, aged 69 years 3 months and 25 days.
Mr. Branson spent his entire life in the county of his nativity and Fillmore, having many friends in both places, all of whom honored and respected his integrity and manhood.
In the year of 1871 he was united in marriage to Anges A. Mahon which union was blessed with five children, three boys and two girls, three of whom remain to mourn their loss with the grief stricken wife and mother, two having passed to their heavenly home in infancy.
The remaining children are Dalby of Springfield, Ill., Mrs. Jennie Smith of Vandalia, Ill., Mrs. Laura Mayhew of Witt, Ill., all being present to help comfort their mother in this sad parting.
Mr. Branson was converted and joined the M. E. Church at Fillmore in 1909, and his life since that time has proved his profession.
He had abundant faith in God, exalted our Lord, and his Christ in his daily walk and testified in all by word of his love for and hope of salvation through Christ.
Though the last five years of his life were passed under a cloud of affliction, bodily suffering and anxious thought fearing lest he should become a burden, his daily hourly prayer was that God would say, "It is enough, come home."
We mourn but do not murmur, we sorrow but not as those that have ho hope, for we have full assurance in Christ and his gospel of life thro death that he died that we might have the abundant life throughout all eternity.
The Montgomery News
Second of Three Obituaries
DEATH AT FILLMORE
Thomas W. Branson died at his home in Fillmore, at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13th, aged 69 years, 3 months and 25 days.
The deceased was born in Fayette County, October 18th, 1848, and he is survived by his widow and three children, Walter Branson of Springfield, Mrs. Smith of Vandalia, and Mrs. E. C. Mayhew of Witt.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. at the M. E. Church in Fillmore, Rev. W. O. Tate officiating. The remains were laid to rest at Glendale Cemetery.
THE VANDALIA UNION about 14 Feb 1918
Third of Three Obituaries
PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD
T. W. Branson died at his home in Fillmore Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock following a paralytic condition of long standing.
The funeral will occur today at 2 o’clock from the M. E. Church in Fillmore.
The deceased was born in Wilberton township, this county, and lived there and in Vandalia township until 25 years ago when he went to Fillmore and engaged in the meat market business.
Five years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis after which he retired from business.
He is survived by his wife, who was the daughter of the late Benjamin Mahon.
There are also three children surviving: Mrs. Wilson Smith, Vandalia, Mrs. E. C. Mayhew, Witt, Ill., and B. W. Branson, Springfield.
There are many other relatives living southeast of Vandalia, among them the Pryors, Jarretts, Pruetts, Lansfords and others.
B. Walter Branson, 7400 N. Washington, husband of Grace H. Branson, father of B. Armstrong Branson, Mrs. Lillian Cook, all of Denver; Thomas Walter Branson, East Lake Colo.; eight grandchildren.
Services 9:30 a.m. Friday, Howard Mortuary, Crown Hill.
THE DENVER POST
Dec 18, 1951
LENA ESTHER BALLEW
Lena Esther Ballew. 81. of St. James community died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4th 1985 at St. Anthony's Memorial hospital Effingham.
She was born Aug. l7, 1904 in St. James to William and Nancy Stine Calvert.
She Married John Lester Mahon in 1925. He died 1931.
She married Frank Ballew on Dec. 1941; he died in 1970.
Survivors include three sons, John (Bill) Mahon of St. Elmo. Richard (Bud) Mahon Altamont
and James Ballew, St. James daughter, Mrs. Oland Mary Fetgatter, seven grandchildren;
eight great-granchildren: several step-grandchildren, step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Mrs. Ballew was a member of Macedoina Christian Church and St. James communinity.
Funeral services were scheduled for 1 P.M. Wednesday, March 27, at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo.
Everett Smithson, pastor Macedonia Christian church, will-officiate.
Visitation was held from 8 to 9-p.m. Tuesday at the funeral.
Burial was in Stein-Stine Cemetery in St. James.