Pauline M. Branham, 79, Vandalia

Pauline M. Branham, 79, of Vandalia, died at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating. Burial was in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia. Visitation was held an hour before services on Tuesday at the church. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Arthritis Foundation, 1108 S. Willow Drive, Suite 4, Effingham, Ill. 62401.

Mrs. Branham was born on Oct. 31, 1930, in Montrose, the daughter of George and Gladys Houser Czerwonka. She married Robert “Bob” Branham on May 14, 1949, in Vandalia.

She was a seamstress at the former Princess Peggy Dress Factory in Vandalia and a member of First Baptist Church in Vandalia.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Linda and her husband Bob Collier of Morrisville, Ind.; brothers, Dallas Czerwonka of Montrose, Richard Czerwonka and his wife Dixie of Casey, and Roger Czerwonka of Montrose; grandchildren, Heather Hart-Elmore and Alecia Hart-Nees; and great-grandchildren, Skye Heart, Brody Elmore, Bella Elmore, Ewan Nees and Vaughn Nees.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, George Ann.

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