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Chelsea, Michigan

At age 83 passed away peacefully at Chelsea Retirement Community on April 26, 2019 with her son Rodney by her side. 

Ella was preceded in death by her husband, James, and her parents, Maynard and Gracie (Bartley) Case and her 13 siblings:  Nellie, Verna, Milford, Easter, Katherine, Caroline, Edna, Phinis, Dennis, Ben, Maudie, Cas, and Charles.

Ella is survived by her two sons, Rodney (Ann) and Joe, five grandkids, James, Ryan, Amanda, Garrett and Lynnae, and four great-grandkids, Hailey, Gavin, Skyler and Ethan; all of which she loved so very much.

Ella was born September 28, 1935, in Little Creek, Kentucky and moved to Michigan in 1953, where she married James Branham in March 1954.  Ella returned to school in Chelsea in 1980 and graduated with honors in 1982, which she was extremely proud of this accomplishment. Ella loved shopping, especially going to Shipshewana. Ella worked at Chelsea Milling for 32 years, retiring in March 1, 1997. 

Friends were received at Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Services take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove East Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to Waterloo United Methodist Church in the name of Ella Branham.

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