Deloris Branson, 75 of Kahoka died Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born October 9, 1947 in Ft. Madison, IA the daughter of Wayne and Nelda Mae Lipper Overhulser. Deloris graduated from Clark County R-1 High School with the class of 1967. On May 20, 1967 she was united in marriage to Ernie Branson in Luray, Missouri. They would have celebrated fifty-six years of marriage in May. He survives.
She is also survived by three sons, Ernie Branson of Revere, Wayne Branson (Sara Lynn) of Lone Tree, IA and Tony Branson (Tanya) of Kahoka, eight grandchildren, Chris Branson, Levi Branson, Sara A. “Cici” Branson, Sami Lynn Branson, Trenton Branson, Tanner Branson, Kourtney Nelson and Josh Branson, who she raised after the death of his mother, six great grandchildren, Aurora Washburn, Ivy Trimble, Altair Matthias Branson, Rolland John Branson, Nyssa Raynemarie Branson and Rosalynn Jaye Branson. She is also survived by a sister, Jo Cochenour of Lebanon, MO and sister in law and special friend, Judy Overhulser of Wyaconda, along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Alice Nelson, and two brothers, John Overhulser and David Overhulser.
Deloris and Ernie owned and operated Ernie’s Café and the Branson Store and Café in Revere from 1977 – 1986. She then owned and operated DB Quilting Supplies in Kahoka until her retirement.
On August 23, 2001 she was baptized at the New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk.
Deloris was a big John Wayne fan and enjoyed watching his shows on the television. Throughout her life she was delighted in quilting beautiful gifts for her family and friends. She was never without a project under construction.
A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Burial was in the Revere Cemetery.
Visitation was held after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Sewcial Quilters for Quilts of Valor.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com