Judith C. Branam, 81, Pensacola, Florida

Judith C. Branam, 81, of Pensacola, Florida, died Saturday, July 25, at her home. She was born in Bloomington November 23, 1938, to Abraham and Iva (Mullis) Hoff. She married Donald R. Branam September 23, 1956, in Bloomington. He died January 3, 2011.

Judith attended Vincennes University Jasper Campus and graduated from Indiana Bible College with a major in Theology. She received her ministerial license and founded the United Pentecostal Church in Palatka, Florida, and Jasper Apostolic UPC in Jasper. She was also the founder and administrator of the Jasper Christian Academy. She loved missions, traveling, and entertaining family and friends.  She made missionary trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and Paraguay. She traveled and hosted tour groups to Israel and Egypt, and visited several other countries and almost every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

She is survived by one son, Troy Branam and wife Becky, Mooresville; two daughters; Kim Geck and husband Howard, Bretzville, and Pennye Lane and husband Randall, Penacola, Florida; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchilren; four sisters; Joan Craig, Bloomfield, and Norma Colson, Linda Haskell Roberts, and Vicky Wilson and husband George, all of Bloomington.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by four brothers; Donald Rex, Theodore “Ted,” Larry, and Richard Hoff.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Jasper Apostolic UPC. Memorial contributions can be made to the church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church with burial following in the Jasper Enlow City Cemetery. Pastor Howard Geck will officiate at the service.

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