Marilyn Mae Brannan, 84, of Columbia passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Lake George Senior Living.
Services for Marilyn will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Memorial Funeral Home. Visits will be from 10am to 11am and funerals will begin at 11am. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Marilyn was born August 9, 1938 in Haddam, KS, the daughter of Gail Byrd and Irma (Pancake) Byrd. On August 15, 1959, she married Jack Brannan who survives.
Marilyn was a lifelong student and teacher. She has taught art to middle school students for many years and has also taught English as a second language to adults. She was a writer and an editor. She has built a successful career as a real estate agent in Minneapolis, MN. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed traveling and reading her Bible. She valued and valued time spent with her family and friends, and those get-togethers were almost always about cooking and baking.
Marilyn leaves her husband Jack; their three children: Patrick (Kimberly) Brannan of St. Louis; Stephanie (Darrell) Williams of Hubert, NC; Columbia’s Anastasia “Stacy” (Derick) Hasselman; one sister: Carole Swenson of Olathe, KS; a sister-in-law: Sue Byrd of Anchorage, Alaska; a cousin: Doris (Joe) Huber; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in her death by her parents; two brothers: David Byrd; Gary Byrd; a sister: Lori Byrd and her daughter: Susan Brannan.
Memorial donations are suggested to: American Red Cross by the Funeral Home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Brannan family.
Published online January 26, 2023
Published in the Columbia Daily Tribune