Leroy, Michigan - Verna Lucille Branch, of LeRoy, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was 77.
Verna was born on May 17, 1941, in Marion, Michigan to Howard and Mildred (Watt) Heckathorn. She entered into marriage with Jerry Branch on May 28, 1959 in Marion, Michigan. Verna enjoyed going to yard sales and collected antiques. She was a loving wife, wonderful mother and an amazing grandmother. She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Verna is survived by her husband, Jerry Branch of LeRoy; children, Roxanne Morrison of McBain, Jeff (Cindy) Branch of LeRoy, Rozilyn Cool of Kalkaska, Joe Branch of Cadillac and Racquel (Gabriel) Bregg of McBain; grandchildren, Carolina, Ashley (Ted), Andrew, Dillon, Lane, Alorrah, Dustin, Grayson, Mayson, Adrian, Jared, Ella, Emmet, Orin, Essian and Aras; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Olivia, Keira, Tessa, Asher and Amelia; siblings, Bonnie (Harold) Yarrington, Keith (Bonnie) Heckathorn, Kathy (Wilmer) Rice and Mary Jane Heckathorn; and many other loving family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Mildred Heckathorn, and a brother, James Heckathorn.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.