Ellis Braner, 89

Posted on January 17, 2014

Ellis Junior Braner, 89, of Bluffton, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Christian Care Retirement Community.
He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Jay County to Ellis Lloyd Braner and Gladys M. Hurst Braner. He married Joyce Reiff Braner Oct. 1, 1966, at the Liberty Center Baptist Church; she survives.
Ellis graduated from Pennville High School in 1943. He was a farmer and worked at Franklin Electric from 1968-1990. He was a member of the First Church of Christ.
Survivors include sons, Leonard (Kathy) Braner of Ossian, Mike (Mary) Braner of Montpelier, and Ervin (Joy) Braner of Campbellsville, Ky.; daughters, Reta (Richard) Crispen of Bluffton and Myra Sue (Patrick) Hanlin of Pennville; a sister, Maralene (Homer) Huffman of Bluffton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Margerite Chrisman and Pauline Bisel.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel with Larry Sprinkle officiating. Calling hours are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday. Burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pennville.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ.
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