Gayle Braden, 68, of McLeansboro, died 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at McLeansboro Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Macedonia, the daughter of Coy Braden and Monette (Taylor) Braden. She is survived by a son, Darrell Braden and wife Shannon of McLeansboro; two granddaughters, Jenna and Ashtynn Braden; two sisters, Anita Hill and husband Kenny of Decatur and Pat Fuqua and companion Ron Prince of McLeansboro; a brother, Richard Braden and wife Linda of McLeansboro; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Coy and Monette Braden. She was retired. She had been employed by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department as a dispatcher. She attended Flannigan Grade School and McLeansboro Township High School. She was of the Protestant faith. As per her personal request, Gayle chose to be cremated and a private family burial of ashes will be conducted at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research, Shriner’s Children Hospital, Make a Wish Foundation or Hospice of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan. Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  August 19, 2015