Karen married Michael Branson on December 18, 1966. They enjoyed 48 years together. Karen was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed reading and loved talking to people. Karen loved children and started baby sitting at a young age. She loved cats and dogs. Most of all, Karen Branson loved her family and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Karen is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 48 years, Michael Branson of the home; four sons, Lloyd Branson, Shawn Branson, Seth Branson, Scott Branson and wife Cyndi, all of Rockaway Beach, Missouri; two grandchildren, Thomas Branson and his wife Autumn Blaze Moriarty of Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Jonathan Branson of Allenhurst, Georgia; two sisters, Jane Gardner and Judy Banks, both of Missouri; two brothers, William Gross of Oklahoma, and Roy Allen Gross of Missouri; an aunt, Betty Chad of Valley Park, Missouri; as well as several nieces and nephews.
No services are planned at this time. Memorial donations in memory to Karen may be made to the family.