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Obituary: Evelyn Brand, Columbus

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Evelyn M. (Yeley) Holcomb Brand, 92 of Columbus, died at 10 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Mrs. Brand was born September 17, 1921 in Columbus, the daughter of the late Archie and Frances Bedford Yeley.

She married Joseph T. Holcomb in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1968. She married Joe D. Brand in 1969 and he preceded her in death in 1991.

Mrs. Brand was a homemaker, faithful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

In keeping with her wishes, she will be cremated and there are no services planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences to the family may be submitted at

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Myers-Reed Chapel and The Columbus Crematory.

Mrs. Brand is survived by three daughters, Karen Hammer of Columbus, Melissa (Bill) Robson of Leadville, Colo. and Sharon (Richard) Reeve of Crossville, Tenn.; two sons, Ronnie Holcomb of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Jody (Debbie) Brand of Amarillo, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husbands, Mrs. Brand was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Yeley in 1934; a step-daughter, Glenna Plummer and a step-son, Greg Fivecoat.

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