Revay Brannan, age 96, a former resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments in Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at the Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Crawford County, Kan., the daughter of William Alvin Thomas and Hettie Edna Conrad Thomas. Revay graduated from the Nevada High School with the Class of 1939. She married George Frank Brannan on Jan. 14, 1940. Revay had worked at Citizens National Bank for 10 years and later for the City State Bank for 16 years. She later worked for a time at Fort Scott Community College. She was a member of the Life Point Assembly of God. She was also a member of the Glenwood Club, the Thrift Circle and the Jolly Circle Club. She enjoyed cooking, crafts, sewing and crocheting.
Survivors include her three sons, Floyd Brannan and wife, Dixie, of Moundville, Mo., Erwin Brannan and wife, Gladys and Rick Brannan and wife, Laurie, all of Bronaugh, Mo.; five grandchildren, Greg Brannan and wife, Cindy, Dana Lamb and husband, Doug, all of Nevada, Mo., Kim Lawson and husband, David, of Pittsburg, Kan., Andy Brannan and wife, Kelli, of Sheldon, Mo., and Angela Berlekamp and husband, Bobby, of Lockwood, Mo.; 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren as well as several step-great and step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Ralph Thomas and wife, Merlyn, of Petaluma, Calif.; two sisters, Thelma Chesnut, and Dottie Stratton and husband, Bob, all of Redding, Calif., and a sister-in-law, Billie Sue Thomas, of Elgin, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews including Fred Brannan, of Fort Scott. Her husband, George Brannan, preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1992. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, William Franklin Thomas, Norman Thomas and T. J. Thomas.
Rev. Steve Bell will conduct funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17 at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Clarksburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Cavalry Crossing Activity Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.