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Dorothy E. (Branch) Branch

September 22, 1935 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 82)

Dorothy E. Branch, 82, of Canonsburg, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg.

She was born September 22, 1935 in Winterville, NC, a daughter of William and Clara Smith Branch.

Ms. Branch was a graduate of Winterville High School in NC. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from East Carolina University; Master’s in Biology from Creighton University in Nebraska; and her PhD in Theology from California Institute.

Through most of her working career, she was a high school Biology teacher followed by home health care in her later years.

Dorothy was Southern Baptist by faith which was most important to her throughout her life.  She formed her own company, Mansions Media to forward her faith-based works.  This company produced her Public Access Radio Show in Los Angeles, published her written work in the form of books and poetry and booked speaking engagements.

Surviving are four children, Mark T. Ipock (Robin) of Dayton, OH, Paul Ipock and Susan E. Katz both of Canonsburg and David Ipock (Brooke) of Cary, NC; six grandchildren, Jennifer Heinlein (Brett), Cheyenne Ipock, Daniel Katz, Joshua Ipock, Indiana Ipock and Abel Ipock; one great granddaughter, Addison Binn; a sister, Joyce Causby (George) of Raleigh, NC; a brother, Kirby Branch (Carol) of Winterville, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, William Ashley Branch and a brother that died at birth.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in North Carolina. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.  

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