Carol Brannan

Carol JoAnne Brannan (Musselman)

Tuesday, April 13th, 1943 - Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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BRANNAN, CAROL JOANNE, age 75, of Mt. Pleasant passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

A Celebration of Life for Carol will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Julie Greyerbiehl officiating. Interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery next to her beloved husband Samuel. The family will receive friends on March 20th from 5:00 p.m. to the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brannan Family Scholarship at Central Michigan University. Envelopes will be available at Clark Family Funeral Chapel and the church.

Carol was born on April 13, 1943, in Lansing, the daughter of M. Hubert and Elizabeth (Swogger) Musselman. She married Samuel Jacob Brannan on August 17, 1963, in Holt. Carol was a lifelong educator and began her teaching at Shepherd Public Schools. She received her Masters Degree in Library Science from Central Michigan University and worked as a librarian at CMU for over 35 years. Carol was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Michigan Education Association, PEO Sisterhood, and Artreach Board. She loved spending time with her family, traveling, especially to Disney World, and celebrating the Christmas season. Carol was especially proud of her grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed every soccer game, choir concert, theatre performance or other athletic event.

Carol is survived by her children, Timothy (Michele) Brannan of DeWitt and Lisa Brannan of Galesburg; 5 grandchildren, Katelyn, Megan, DJ, Joshwua, and Thomas; and sister, Barbara (James) Connor of Battle Creek.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Brannan on August 5, 2009; parents; and sister, Mary.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    First United Methodist Church
    400 S. Main Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 7:00pm
    First United Methodist Church
    400 S. Main Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Julie Greyerbiehl
  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 Dickman Road
    AUGUSTA, MI 49012
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C Joanne Grabinski

Posted at 04:13pm
I am saddened that this bright light among us will no longer be here in person, but her light will shine on long in our memories of her. I first met Carol through CMU Faculty Dames and she was on my board the year I served as President. Since then, our paths have crossed over the years and my day was always better when I had a few moments to share with Carol. I will miss those moments!

Ruth Helwig

Posted at 12:16am
Carol was a great friend and will be missed by many people. I enjoyed her enthusiasm for life and her love of all things Disney and Christmas. Unless she was ill or traveling, she was always ready to attend church events, plays or concerts. She enjoyed Women's Comedy Night at Community Church and participated in (and won) Christmas games and activities at the Community Church women's Christmas events. She contributed so much to our community and to her friends. She always thought of others and what she could do to make Mt Pleasant a better place. Mt Pleasant is a better place for her having lived here.

The Staff of Veterans Memorial Library

Posted at 02:50pm
With heartfelt condolences,
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Pam Stave

Posted at 12:33pm
My deepest sympathy
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Jay Adams from 5 west

Posted at 05:12am
You are in my thoughts Brannan family. I am grateful that I was able to be in a small part of your lives. I love you guys. Hope we can keep in touch
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