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Jean Davenport Branum

July 20, 1923 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 98)


Our beloved Aunt Jean received her ultimate reward and went to be with Jesus on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Jean Davenport Branum was born July 20, 1923, in New Albany, IN. She was a World War II veteran and retired from the US Postal Service.

Aunt Jean will be remembered as being fun loving, compassionate, loving and witty. She loved her family – all of them. She also loved and appreciated the Sisters and staff of Little Sisters of the Poor where she had called home for 17 years.

Aunt Jean's favorite pastime was frequenting the casinos with friends even taking a trip to Las Vegas in her 90's.

Jean is preceded in death by the love of her life, James Arthur Branum, whom she met while both were serving in the US Navy during World War II and married on May 5, 1945.

Her parents were Walter I. and Lydia May Davenport, two sisters:  Mary Elizabeth and Mary Virginia, and a brother:  Walter Davenport.

Jean is survived by her niece and caregiver, Sharron Branum (Lionel "Nicky" Rider), foster daughter Anna (Arthur) Lindener, three foster grandchildren Dana (Phil) Moore, Dale (Ann) Overdorf and Debra (Tim) Moss; great-niece Nichole (Jonathan) Yazzie, 10 great grandchildren: Joshua (Amber) Moore, Matthew (Joni) Moore, Christina (Bradley) Thomas, Elisabeth (Jeff) Parobechek, Miranda (Daniel) Pierce, Sydney (Matthew) Krawiec, Alexander (Kristina) Overdorf, Cassandra Overdorf, Abigail (Zakk) VanHoose, Andrew Moss, great-great nephews Andrew and Alex Yazzie, 16 great-great grandchildren, along with many more cherished nieces, nephews, and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Residence Little Sisters of the Poor located at 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36604 on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.  A local mass will be held in Noblelesville on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at 5:00 PM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 E 191st St, Noblesville, IN 46060.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Sacred Heart Residence, 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, AL 36604, or online at:

Arrangements are by Ascension Funeral Home, 1016 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, Alabama 36695.




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Funeral Mass
November 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Residence Little Sisters of the Poor located at 1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile, Alabama 36604
1655 McGill Avenue
Mobile, AL 36604

Funeral Mass
November 30, 2021

5:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
9900 E 191st St.
Noblesville, IN 46060


Sacred Heart Residence
1655 McGill Avenue, Mobile AL 36604

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