Karen Faye Branham

North Vernon

Karen Faye Boggs Branham, 77, of North Vernon, passed away on November 16, 2015, at her residence.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service in North Vernon, with the Rev. Al Davisson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.

Born March 16, 1938, in Vernon, Karen was the daughter of James and Bernadine (Welker) Boggs. She graduated from Vernon High School and later married John “Bob” Branham on May 10, 1980. He survives.

Karen owned and operated Vernon Tea House. She had taught cake decorating in Columbus and Shelbyville and in vocational schools in Greensburg and Versailles. She also taught tole painting. She had worked as a substitute teacher for Jennings County Schools, helped her daughter at Collins Cove Greenhouse and had worked at Kelley’s Greenhouse and Davidson Florist. She was a member of Bear Creek Baptist Church, White River Painting Club, Vernon Clionian Society and Eastern Star 183, North Vernon Chapter.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; son, Scott (Annette) Perkins of Westport; daughter, Stacy (Ron) Collins of North Vernon; stepchildren, Phillis (Bob) St. John of Georgia, Ronda (Greg) Phillips of Deputy and John Branham of California; sisters, Betha Beck and Kay Brown, both of North Vernon; brother, Randy Boggs of North Vernon; 12 grandchildren, Summer (Justin) Arnholt, Sasha Collins, Shannon (Kasey) Collins, Jessica (Troy) Grimes, Matt Perkins, Lisa Perkins, Amy Pereira, Mickey Richardson, Jill Gerth, Tyler Branham and Jennifer and Raymond Galloway; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Perkins; stepdaughter, Dawn Branham Galloway; five brothers, Edward, Carlos, Franklin, Charles and Douglas “Butch” Boggs; and two sisters, Suetta Boggs and Sarah Boggs Grimes.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Southern Indiana Baptist Youth Camp.

Friends are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Karen’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.