Janey A. (Beach) Branson

Born: Wed., Oct. 16, 1946
Died: Mon., Apr. 2, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 07, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 07, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Janey A. Branson, age 71 of Robinson, IL, passed away Monday April 2, 2018 at 8:30 PM at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following many weeks of failing health.

Born October 16, 1946 in Robinson, IL, she was the daughter of Kermit W. and Virginia E. (Allee) Beach.  She married her best friend, Gary B. Branson on August 19, 1966 and he preceded her in death September 3, 2009.  They enjoyed traveling, going to movies, concerts and plays and spending time at the beach.

Janey lived her entire life in Crawford County.  She graduated from Robinson High School, received her Associate’s degree from Lincoln Trail College (where she was later inducted into the Hall of Fame) and earned her BS in Education and her MS in Educational Psychology and Guidance from Eastern Illinois University.

Before starting college, Janey worked at the Carnegie Public Library and was the Office Deputy for the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.  In 1974 she began teaching at Hutsonville High School where she was the librarian and taught various classes.  Later she was the guidance counselor and taught English and Psychology.  She loved her students and kept in touch with many of them.  Her teaching career ended in 2003 when she retired.

Janey was a member of the Robinson First United Methodist Church and was privileged to serve on the building committee when the new sanctuary was constructed.  She was also a member of the LTC Foundation, P.E.O. Chapter IG, and the Crawford Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her in-laws, Errol W. “Pooch” and Mary Dix.  She is survived by her “sisters from other mothers”: Karen Reinoehl, Connie Carter, Janet Clark, Sharon Miller, Donna Brannon, Sharon Freeland, and Diane Crampton.

Visitation will be Saturday April 7, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson with the Funeral Service at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home. Pastor Jay Regennitter will be officiating. Burial will be in the Hutsonville new Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Capital Campaign Fund or the Lincoln Trail College Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Cathie Bailey and Margie McNamara
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of Janey. She was so sweet, and was such an integral part of the Class of 1964. We will never forget her kindness in attending the luncheon surprise for Margie, especially since she was already suffering with and being treated for her cancer. I am sure that she is happy today with her hubby and family, and will miss that special group of friends that have been together since grade school. Rest in Peace, Janey. Will hold your memory in our hearts until we see you again.
Margie Moore McNamara
Cathie Moore Bailey

Beth Drum
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
I was so sorry to hear that Janey had passed away. I had her as a teacher when I was in school at Hutsonville, she was always nice and caring. I know that Gary was there to meet her in Heaven. Prayers go out to her friends and family.

Dick & Pam Toliver
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Such a beautiful classmate and friend in spirit and heart. The church and community will miss her dearly.

Sharon and Randy Adkins
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Janey. She was such a caring and loving person. Always had a smile on her face.

janet Higginbotham Littlejohn
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
So sorry to hear about Janey i had her as a teacher in hutsonville she was a great teacher she will be missed and she is with gary.

Tancy C. Finkbiner
   Posted Fri April 06, 2018
I remember Janey as a Student at RHS when I was teaching there. Thru the many years since, I saw her each Sunday at Robinson FUMC.

Our sons always took the opportunity to speak with their Former Teacher at HHS when they saw her.

Sandy Ellis
   Posted Fri April 13, 2018
So sorry to hear of Janey's passing. We served on the board for Crawford County Arts many years ago. She was always so pleasant and any time we met in a store, ball game, etc. she and I would always chat. God's blessing on her family. She will be missed.

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