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Mildred Ellen Brant
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Obituary for Mildred Ellen Brant

Ridgeley, WV-

Mildred Ellen Brant, 76, of Ridgeley, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born August 14, 1941 in Cumberland, Ellen was the daughter of the late John Aaron and MAry Agnes (Sowers) Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her beloved son, James K. Brant, Jr.; one brother, Charles Johnson and his wife Trudy Johnson.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, James K. Brant, Sr., Ridgeley; daughters, Mary Ellen Morris and husband Mike, Rebecca Anne Viands and husband Billy, and Elizabeth Erin Dixon and husband Chris; son Paul Kirby and wife Patty; grandchildren, James III, Bobby, Jennifer, Samantha, Gabrielle, Kezia, Josh, Coen, Stephanie, and Katie; great grandchildren Evie, Alex, Colton, Brantley, Madison, Cayla, Breanna, Michael, Harlow, Rubii, Abygail, Kendalynn, and Juliana. She is also survived by her sister, Norma Jean Kirby and husband Ronnie, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ellen graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1959. She was the Sentinelettes’ Advisor form 1970 through 1980. She was also a Ridgeley Rangerette Advisor in the 1970’s. During her children’s school years, she was a Homeroom Mother and P.T.A. President. She worked at the Ridgeley Dairy Queen and Gardener’s Candy Store for many years. Ellen served as Ridgeley Town Recorder and Town Clerk.

She was a member of Holy Cross United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Gold Star Post #6452, V.F.W.

Friends will be received at the Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, on Monday from 5-8 PM and Tuesday from 10-11 AM.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM in the funeral home, with Rev. Dr. Thomas Young, officiating.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.


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