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Leigh Ann Renea Branham

Leigh Ann Renea Branham, 18, of Millersport entered eternal peace on Thursday, January 7, 2010, at O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus. She was born April 23, 1991, in Newark, to Lisa Wellman and Derek Branham.

Leigh was a cheerleader from grades 4 – 10, enjoyed doing hair and make up, adored her two dogs, and will forever love her fiancé, Kody Ruggles. She was a traveler, and loved to bake. Leigh Ann was a graduate of Fairfield Career Center in 2009. She was a licensed Cosmetologist. Leigh Ann received numerous awards in high school, including Citizenship Award, Student Leadership Team Members Award, Presidents Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and a 4.0 GPA in 2008. She placed first in the District and Regional Stylist Competitions. Leigh Ann was a very strong supporter of breast cancer awareness and was an organ donor.

Leigh is survived by her parents, Lisa and Derek; brothers, Derek Ryan Branham and Bryan Ross Branham; fiancé, Kody Ruggles; grandparents, Wendell (Gloria) Branham, Linda Wellman; great grandmother, Grace Branham; aunts, Sherry (John) Smith, Camille Helsel and Kathryn Wellman; and cousins, Dustin, Devin, Brandon, Tiffany, Brittany, and Tyler. She was loved and adored by many.

She was preceded in death by

her grandfather, Freelin Wellman.

Services were held Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Craig M. Sheridan Funeral Home, Millersport, with Pastor Dan Stires officiating. Burial was in Millersport Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Leigh Ann’s memory at Commodore Bank, 12101 East Lancaster Street, Millersport, Ohio 43046 or to the funeral home to help the family.

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