Obituaries: Jennifer Brannen

OTTUMWA – Jennifer Renée Brannen, 45, of Ottumwa died at 4:31 p.m. June 17, 2017 at her home.

She was born May 24, 1972 in Marshalltown to Timothy and Janice Norman Blue.  She married Jeffrey Alan Brannen on May 29, 1999.

A graduate of State Center High School, she earned her Associates in Applied Arts Degree in 1994 from DMACC.  She worked as a Dental Hygienist in Ankeny, Des Moines and Iowa City.

A resident of Ottumwa the past 7 years, she enjoyed working as a Les Mills Fitness Instructor.  She was a member of Linked by Pink in Erie, PA since her diagnosis 10 years ago.  She was a devoted mother and wife.

Surviving is her husband, Dr. Jeff Brannen; three children, Parker, Paige and Payton Brannen; her mother, Janice Sauter of State Center; her father, Tim (Diane) Blue of Marshalltown; a brother, Justin Eric (Emily) Blue of Dubuque; and several nieces and nephews.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to:

Linked by Pink
P.O. Box 8177
Erie, PA 16505