Jean Branson, 87, Overbrook: Jan. 11, 1933 – May 20, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Jean Branson, 87, Overbrook: Jan. 11, 1933 – May 20, 2020

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Jean Branson, 87, passed away May 20, 2020, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. She was born Jan. 11, 1933, in Battle Creek, Mich., the daughter of Edward Bassett and Lois (Robb) Bassett.

Jean grew up in Battle Creek, graduating from high school there in 1951. She then moved to the Topeka, Kan., area for work.

On Nov. 22, 1952, Jean was united in marriage to Delbert Branson, at Holton, Kan. They shared 53 years of loving marriage together until the death of Delbert in 2006.

Jean worked most of her life in many different roles at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook. She loved her job and her many friends that she worked with over the years. Caring for people came natural to Jean and working at Brookside only showed that more.

Jean is survived by a son, Ralph Branson, of Overbrook; six grandchildren, James Branson, of Tennessee, Geneva Branson, Riley, Kan., Mahala Sowers, Overbrook, Charlie Branson, Overbrook, Barbara Sue Shannon, Wichita, Kan., and Georgie Marie Branson, Wichita; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Branson; her parents, Edward and Lois Bassett; son, Charlie Branson; sister, Marjorie Hanlan; and brother, William Bassett.

Graveside funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Valley Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Brookside Retirement Community, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences can be left at


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