Mrs. Brannen had been married to Joseph N. Arends II and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1965. She later married Dr. Lloyd Brannan and he also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brannan was a retired piano teacher and attended the Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, the University of Missouri in Columbia and the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, Ark., and was the church organist for over 40 years for the First Methodist Church in Malden.
She was a member of the United Methodist's Women's Club, the Adene Keller Music Club, the Dereign Club and the Treble Clef Club.
She is survived by two sons, John Warren Arends and Joseph Nick Arrends; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren one step-daughter, Judy Brannan Graves, of Little Rock and two step-grandaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elwood D. Johnson and Ima Moore Johnson, bother husbands and two sisters Roselynn Hobbs and Margaret Sparks.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, May 29, 2005 at the Landess Funeral Chapel in Malden.
Funeral services will be at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel on Malden on Monday, May 30, 2005 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. L. Glenn Pettes officiating.
Interment will follow at the Park Cemetery in Malden.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro, Ark., or the First United Methodist Church of Piggott, Ark.