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M. Ann Brauchla

M. Ann Brauchla, 94, a proud lifetime resident of Warren, IN, passed away at 10:01 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Heritage Pointe of Warren. She was born on Tuesday, April 16, 1929, in Huntington County, IN to Alfred & Celia (Taylor) Ruble.  She married her high school sweetheart, Harold M. Brauchla, in 1947 in Warren. Together the two raised 6 wonderful children. Harold preceded her in death on September 18, 1999.  Ann loved Warren and lived her entire life in the community. She was very active in many clubs and organizations all her life. She loved to sew and did alterations for many people around town. Ann worked at the United Methodist Memorial Home (Heritage Pointe) as a nursing assistant and then in the activity department in the sewing room, which she absolutely loved! For over 60 years she belonged to the “bridge club”, of which she was an avid player, and made lifelong friendships with that group of ladies. Later in life, Ann married James E. “Jim” Slaughter, who preceded her in death on July 21, 2017. Ann will be sadly missed by her family and friends. 

Loving survivors include her children, Bevan (Denise) Brauchla, Huntington, IN, Bonnie (David) Meyers, Warren, IN, Brian (Cheryl) Brauchla, Warsaw, IN, Becky Brauchla Arnett, Wabash, IN, son-in-law, Mike (Tina) Schweikhardt, Daleville, IN, 12 grandchildren: Jane Souder Trickle, Warren, IN, Andrew Brauchla, Fishers, IN, Aaron Brauchla, Paducah, KY, Todd Meyers, Montreal, Canada, Troy Meyers, West Chester, OH, Justin Brauchla, Warsaw, IN, Jarrod Brauchla, Westfield, IN, Emily Schweikhardt Jones, La Fontaine, IN, Caitlin Arnett Cohee, Corey Arnett, Brock Fippen all of Wabash, Carissa Arnett, Huntington, IN, and 23 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Harold Brauchla & Jim Slaughter, daughters, Beth Ann (Paul) Souder and Bridget Schweikhardt, and she always carried in her heart, a set of twins, that went to heaven too early. 

A family graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 11:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, Warren. Pastor Troy Drayer will officiate. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Glancy - H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren. 

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