Obituary of Martha Ross Branham
Martha Ross (Anderson) Branham was born on June 22, 1930 to Thomas Perry Anderson, Jr., and Edith Martha Anderson (Ross) in Springfield, Missouri. She died Monday, October 5, 2020 at Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She attended primary and secondary school at Springfield, Missouri. She earned a degree in secondary education from Missouri State University (SMS). She taught school in Mount Vernon, Rolla, Springfield, and Camdenton. She was a member of the Tri-Sigma sorority.
In 1953, she and Donald Edwin Branham, Jr. were married at First and Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri. Also, in 1953, they joined Trinity Episcopal Church in Lebanon, Missouri. In 1964, the Branham family moved to Camdenton, Missouri and transferred membership to Saint George Episcopal Church. She remained an active member until failure of health limited her activities. Martha loved the Lord. Martha was a dedicated person and cared for others throughout her life. Martha was known to stand outside her Camdenton High School classroom during class break and sang greetings to students including her children as they walked by her room.
After retirement, Martha and Don went on extended vacations throughout the lower forty-eight states, Canada, and Europe. They also went on medical missions to Central and South America. She is preceded in death by her husband Don Branham (married for 65 years) and her sister Suzanne Palmer. She is survived by daughter Kathy Zimmerman (Wayne deceased); sons David Branham (Sondra) and Donald Branham (Christine); grandsons Mitchell Branham and Thomas Branham; granddaughter Suzannah Zimmerman Froneberger (Donald); great granddaughters Charlotte, Avery, and Blakely; sister Dorothy Sweaney; brother Thomas Anderson; a host of cousins; a niece; nephews; and friends. Martha was a good mother and got involved in and supported her children’s activities (band, sports, school, and scouts). She will be missed by all.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Martha’s name may be made to Saint George Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1043, Camdenton, Missouri 65020 or to a charity of your choice.