Barbara's Story

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Barbara Deanne McElhaney- Brannon, 55, of Vian, Oklahoma was born January 1, 1962 to Clarence and Helen Jaynes McElhaney in Taft, California and peacefully passed away on May 12, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Barbara grew up in Braggs where she attended and graduated from Braggs High School in 1980.
She enjoyed horseback riding, camping and spending time with family and friends. She dearly loved being with her family. She will always be remembered being a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, cousin and aunt.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Helen McElhaney; and nephew, Roper McElhaney.
She is survived by her husband, Chris Brannon of the home; sons, Shane Chandler and wife Angela, Dillon Freeland and girlfriend Rhaelyn; adopted son, Preston Conger; step-son, Zeke Brannon and wife Taylor; step-daughter, Christen Robbins and husband Brandon; grandchildren, T.J., Blake, Alex, Zoey, Katelyn, Abby, and Bentley Kutler; brothers and sisters, Joy Hayes and husband Ron, Darrell McElhaney and wife DeeDee, Sherry Cauthon and husband Charles, Kathy McElhaney all of Braggs, OK, and Jeff McElhaney and wife Mary of Hitchita, OK; God parents, Ruby and Raymond Pigeon of Vian, OK; and many very loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and treasured friends.
A celebration of Barbara's life will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Cornerstone Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Wingo officiating. Interment will be at South Bethel Cemetery with Derek Irving, L.D. McElhaney, Ethan McElhaney, Preston Conger, Stephen Clark, Kalib McElhaney, Tanner McElhaney and Tiger McElhaney serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.
Published on May 16, 2017
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