Jane Lantz Brannon, 92, of Charles Town, WV, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2018 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at Mount Zion Cemetery in Franklin, NC on April 21, 2018 at 11:00am. Reverend Kevin Chapman of Prentiss Church of God will officiate. Bryant Grant Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. A private memorial service will be held in Charles Town, on May 20, 2018.
Jane was born in Franklin, NC to WR and Myrtle Corpening on December 4th, 1925. She lived in Atlanta, GA for many years. During her time in Atlanta she was proud to have worked as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII before moving to West Virginia with her husband Curtis Brannon nearly 50 years ago. She worked in the Jefferson County school system for over 30 years teaching children with special needs and autism before retiring. She loved reading, bird watching (especially hummingbirds which she eagerly awaited each spring), watching sports (especially the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves), volunteering and spending time with her beloved family and pets. She also dearly loved Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama and Blake Shelton.
Jane is preceded in death by her parents, WR and Myrtle; five brothers: Clyde, Robert, George, Bert and Frank; and two sisters Kate Arnold and Ruby Kay Corpening; and a nephew Keith Corpening.
Jane is survived by her husband Curtis; beloved children Mark Brannon and Pamela Brannon; her precious granddaughter Ericka Brannon; her cherished dogs Lola and Samson; beloved niece Marty Smith and her husband Ed Smith; great niece Kathy Murphy; nephew Kevin Corpening and niece Theresa Corpening; sister in law Bobbie Marquez and husband Leo; niece Maria Russell and husband Ed; nephew Andy Marquez and wife Lorie; and nephew Phil Marquez and wife Mary Beth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to her favorite charity Children of Uganda PO Box 659 Charles Town, WV 25414. Condolences may be sent to the home of Curtis Brannon at 272 Brannon Lane Charles Town, WV 25414.
The immediate family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude and appreciation to Hospice of the Panhandle in West Virginia for their remarkable support in her final days.