Dorothy "Joann" Brane, 90

Dorothy "Joann" Brane, 90, of LaFontaine, died at 4:15 a.m. on Aug. 7, 2017, at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center, LaFontaine. 

She was born on March 6, 1927 in Marion, to Irvin & Josephine (Zebert) Smithley. 

She married Joseph R. Scott in 1947 and was married until his death in 1982. She then married Paul Brane in 1984.  She worked as a beautician and was a member of the Healing Heart Church of God in Marion.

She is survived by her husband; two sons; Ronald (Kathy) Scott of Logansport, and John (Karen) Scott of Kokomo; four grandchildren, Troy Scott, Idaville, Lisa HIcks, Fort Wayne, Leann Snodgrass, Plainfield, and Sarah Patton, Kokomo; two sisters, Violet Mullin and Phyllis Harphem both of Marion; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at McDonald Funeral Home LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, with Pastor Delmar Fenwick officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Preferred Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or Donors Choice.

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Posted on 2017 Aug 08