Esther Brannon, 84

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Esther Brannon, 84, of Carrollton, died late Tuesday night, Oct. 19, 2021, in Carroll Golden Age Retreat at Carrollton.

Born May 21, 1937, in East Sparta, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Helen (Davis) Umstead.  Her husband Robert Lee Brannon, whom she married Nov. 3, 1962, passed away Jan. 11, 2016.  

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Baker; a brother-in-law, Bill Baker; a nephew, Joe Baker; and a niece, Nancy Davis.

She was a former employee of the Timken Company, the former U.S., Ceramic Tile Company, The Free-Press Standard, and was a caregiver for many years. She was a member of the last graduating class of the former Dellroy High School in 1955. When her husband Bob was still living, it was a very common sight in the area to see Esther and Bob riding around in their maroon pickup truck. 

She is survived by her son Robert L. “Bob” Brannon of Carrollton; several nieces and nephews; and her long-time friend, Ronnie Hissner of Carrollton.

Graveside services were conducted Oct. 25 in Union Valley Cemetery near Dellroy in Rose Township with Rev. Milo Baker officiating. Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville handled arrangements. 

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