Charlene Estelle Branch
ANDERSON - Charlene Estelle Branch, 80, of Anderson, passed away on March 11, 2020, at Tidewell Hospice, Port Charlotte, Florida.
She was born on July 13, 1939, in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of William and La Tricia Hite.
Charlene graduated from Salina High School in 1957.
She married Richard Branch on Dec. 26, 1958, to whom she was married 53 years. Charlene had lived in Salina, Kansas, at Schilling Air Force Base, then lived in Moses Lake, Washington, at Larson Air Force Base. She then established her permanent home in Anderson, Indiana, after Richard was discharged from the military service.
She retired as a registered nurse, having worked for Community Hospital of Anderson for 30 years where she had helped name the New Generation Birth Place, and St. John's Hospital for five years. She had stated that "a part of me will always be at Community Hospital."
After retirement, she and her husband Dick delivered campers across the United States, visited all 50 states, and she was very proud of having stuck her foot in all of the Great Lakes.
Charlene was a member of Whetstone Church and was an Alpha Rho Master of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She was also involved in T.O.P.S. where she had won several awards, and several card clubs in which she enjoyed playing pinochle, euchre, and bridge.
Charlene is survived by her siblings, Eugene Morris (Jane) Hite and Barbara (Ed) Hite-Cox; son, Robert Branch; daughter, Laura (Dan) Bartlett; granddaughters, Courtney Bartlett, Stephanie Bartlett, Katie (Tim) Gobler, and Hannah Bartlett; great-grandchildren, Noah Bartlett, William Gobler, and Edan McKay; brothers-in-Law, Larry Branch and Bill Meek; several cousins, nieces, and nephews; special friend, Richard Craig; special family friends, David, Sandy, Brian, Brenda, and Brad Newman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Branch; sisters-in-law, Pat Branch, Sandy Meek, Sylvia Branch, and Wendy Hite.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic that we are currently facing, and for the protection of the public, a private celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Burial will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
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Published on March 18, 2020

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Kay Bott
Mar 21, 2020
Charlene was a special person in my life. Enjoyed her personality and relative friendship. She helped deliver my second child. A wonderful cousin . Bless the family.
Kay Bott
Mar 21, 2020
Charlene was a special person in my life. Enjoyed her personality and relative friendship. She helped deliver my second child. A wonderful cousin . Bless the family.
TOD WEBB
Mar 20, 2020
I love you and will always miss you Charlene you brought me great joy and I am and always will be your friend; I'm glad inside knowing that my other friend Dick is waiting and and longing for you back home with our Lord Amen
Karen Rhoades Welling
Mar 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Mom's death. Your Mom and Dad were such good neighbors to my parents. And you and our son grew up together! You have my prayers! I will always hold special memo o all of you!!
Ginger Rogers
Mar 19, 2020
I felt privileged to have known Charlene from her visits to Barb in Missouri. She always made me laugh. I know she is happy in Heaven with Jesus and her loved ones. Ray ers for her family as the will miss her
Linda Seal
Mar 18, 2020
So thankful for our wonderful friendship we have had for many years. I know where she is!
Bobby & Denise Clay
Mar 18, 2020
Rest in peace dear friend. We will miss you so much. But you are with our heavenly Father God and beloved son Jesus. Happiness is truly yours.
Marshall and Linda Kendrick
Mar 18, 2020
Marshall Kendrick
Mar 18, 2020
Rest in peace.
Judy and Jan Dobbins
Mar 18, 2020
Rest In Peace, dear friend. All of our memories of you make us smile. We shared so many good times and even in the bad times found something to laugh about. So glad for the times spent together, especially our trips with Janice and Maxine to visit Rosie. Our sympathy to your family
Judy and Jan Dobbins
Mar 18, 2020
Rest In Peace, dear friend. All of our memories of you make us smile. We shared so many good times and even in the bad times found something to laugh about. So glad for the times spent together, especially our trips with Janice and Maxine to visit Rosie. Our sympathy to your family