Annette Branham, 62, passed away peacefully at home on July 15, 2023. She was born February 16, 1961, in Grants, New Mexico to Melvin and the late Johanna Ward. She was raised in Northeast Ohio and was a 1978 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Annette had many talents and passions most notably her green thumb and her upholstery work. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, taking motorcycle rides, visiting the beach, and collecting shark teeth, and overall enjoyed and found beauty in the small things that life has to offer.
Besides her mom, Annette was preceded in death by her brother, Greg Ward. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 44 years, Tim Branham; son, Nicholas Branham (Heather); daughter, Lindsey Branham (Jason Engel); grandchildren, Noah and Emma; brother, Todd Ward (Kathy); sister, Lora Labbe (Kevin); as well as several nieces, nephews and countless friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 P.M. on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319. There will be no formal service following. To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.