Wilma D. Braun

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wilma D. Braun, 70, Deerfield, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Biggers, Ark., to Jesse Lloyd Whitaker and Geraldine Pendergrass Whitaker. She married Leonard Braun on July 18, 1963, in Leoti, Kan., and he survives of the home.

Wilma and her husband came to Nevada in 1980 from Granby, Mo. They had lived in Montevallo for more than 20 years until recently moving to Deerfield. Wilma was a member of the Assembly of God Church and also the Red Hat Society in Nevada.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Leonard, include four children, Larry Braun and his wife, Tina, Conroe, Texas, Darren Braun and his wife, Christi, Ada, Okla., Kristie Modlin and her husband, William, Nevada, and Lisa Tally, Fort Scott, Kan.; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Geraldine Wilkerson, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three brothers, Jack Wilkerson, Merced, Calif., and Tommy Wilkerson and Ronnie Wilkerson, both of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Wanda Fulfer, Idalou, Texas, Georgia Mae Brook, Naylor, Mo., and Charlene Wilkerson, Poplar Bluff; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, Terry Wilkerson; and her stepmother, Delores Whitaker.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, at Nevada Assembly of God with the Rev. Ted Furry officiating. Interment will follow in National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kan. Friends may call now and until 5 p.m., Thursday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. The family receives friends Thursday, Jan. 31, from 6-7 p.m., at the Assembly of God Church, Nevada.

Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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