Teresa E. Branch, 60, Kokomo, died at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 14, 1953, in Kokomo, to Annetta L. (Smith) Karabin and James Turner. Teresa married Michael L. Branch on Feb. 24, 1973, in Kokomo and he survives.
Teresa was a 1971 graduate of Taylor High School. She had worked at Delco Electronics and Dairy Queen. She spent most of her life working as a great wife and mom. She was an active member of First Friends Meeting. She enjoyed gardening and crafting and loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Teresa is survived by her husband, Mike Branch, Kokomo; mother, Annetta Karabin, Kokomo; three daughters, Jessica Branch, Indianapolis, Jennifer Branch and Amanda Branch, Kokomo; three grandchildren, Parker Vance, Gage Williams, Celina Poore; two brothers, Jim (Debbie) Karabin and Robert Karabin, Kokomo; brother-in-law, Martin Branch; and her sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Dennis) Hawes.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph and Edith Smith; her father, James Turner; and a grandson, Matthew Gill.
A service celebrating Teresa’s life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Friends Meeting, 1801 Zartman Road, Kokomo, with the Rev. Annie Glen officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Teresa’s memory to her grandchildren’s education fund. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.