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Patricia Ann Braden, 79, of Robinson, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville. She was born Dec. 16, 1934, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Ebb and Mable Hargrave. She retired from GTE, which she brought to Robinson in the late 60s. Her hobbies included the outdoors, her flower and vegetable garden and her main hobby of bird watching. Pat served as the president of the Audubon Society. She married Dan C. Braden in 1952; he preceded her in death on May 19, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim Hargrave and Lester Hargrave; and one sister, Oralee Price. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Taylor of Sydney, Australia; son, Danny Braden and his significant other Canda Goodwin of Flat Rock; grandchildren, Jennifer Kirchoff-Lorance of Robinson and Justin Braden of Robinson; great-grandchildren, Coty Wright, Brittanie Kirchoff and Ryan Kirchoff; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Pat were held Tuesday, May 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Pastor Phil Rogers officiating. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Palestine. Visitation was held from noon until the time of service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information or to leave an online memory please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.
Published on  May 28, 2014
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