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JEAN MARIE MOENTMANN OLSON BRADDOCK July 10, 1935 - March 9, 2016

JEAN MARIE MOENTMANN OLSON BRADDOCK, 80, of Southaven MS, passed away on 9 March 2016.  Born on Wednesday, 10 July 1935, in Frankenmuth, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Rudolf Milton Moentmann, formerly of Norborne, Missouri, and the late Freda Nora (Schiffmann), formerly of Carrollton, Missouri. Jean was baptized at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norborne.  Jean graduated from Concordia High School, Class of 1953, in Concordia, Missouri, and Concordia Teacher’s College (University), Class of 1958, in Seward, Nebraska.  She taught in Lutheran schools in Winfield, Kansas; Webster Grove, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; Glendale, New York; and Memphis, Tennessee; as well as in public schools in Nebraska and Alabama.  After her retirement from teaching, Jean participated inmission trips to Macao and Poland, where she continued to teach children for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Jean loved music, being a church organist and choir director throughout and beyond her teaching career, and singing with the Sweet Adelines for 25 years.  Jean is survived by her husband of 6 years, James William “Jimmy” Braddock; three children: Mark (Pam) Olson, Heather Olson Mann and Kristin (John) Olson-Kennedy; one sister, Sylvia (Arnold) Jacob; four grandchildren: Geoffrey Mann, Emily Mann, Matthew Olson, and Mark Olson. Visitation will be Saturday, 12 March 2016 from 2 p.m. until the service begins at 4 p.m. at Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tennessee.  The family requests that any memorials be made to Cross of Calvary Lutheran Church or Lutheran World Relief.

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    Lakisha Bennett says

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I pray for strength, peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

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    Ellen Sheppard & Carolinas College of Health Science says

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know there is no emptier feeling. Please know that many are thinking of you and your family.

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    Rachel E. (Carlton) Lange says

    The Carlton family wishes to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of your mother, Jean. Our thoughts and prayers for strength, peace and comfort are with all of you during this sad time. We know she’s resting in peace in heaven, and that we’ll see her again.

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