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Helen Amanda (Waits) Branam

1927 ~ 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Helen Amanda Branam, November 13, 1927 - December 12, 2021.

Helen Branam passed after a long illness quietly in her sleep, while living the last few years at Miller’s Merry Manor.  She was the daughter of James and Ruth Waits, of Rushville, IN where she lived her entire life.

She graduated from Rushville High School, class of 1945.  She married Max Branam on December 21, 1945.  They lived on the family farm which she loved.  She was active in the Manilla School PTO and enjoyed being a homemaker and mother.  She worked in the Rush County Recorders office for eight years. 

She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.  She received great pleasure and joy visiting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren during the holidays.

Helen and Max were regulars at the Rushville Elks Club and philanthropic events.  She was a member of the Psi Iota Xi sorority for many years.

Helen is survived by her son, Dr. Steve (Katie) Branam, eight grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max, parents James and Ruth Waits, sister Mary K. Waits and daughter Beth Haisley.

The arrangements for Helen are private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville Elks Club.

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