Nancy Lou Braham Severns

June 10, 1949 ‒ June 14, 2015

Marion, Ohio

Nancy Braham Severns, the oldest of three children, born to Irwin “Mike” Braham and Mary L. Braham on June 10, 1949 passed on June 13, 2015.  Nancy attended Ridgedale High School and graduated in 1969. Nancy Severns was born, raised, and will now be laid to peace in Marion Ohio.

Nancy worked at Fulfillment, Bargain City, L & K, and retired from Whirlpool. It was while working at Whirlpool where she met and married her husband Wayne Severns who preceded her in death January 6, 2014.  Also preceding her in death, her father, I.A. “Mike” Braham, and her brother Mike Braham.

Nancy’s spirit will be carried on by the family she loved and admired so much, her beloved son Michael D. Malone, (California), her mother, Mary Braham (Marion) her sister, Mary B. Riegle (Dublin) and her stepsons, John Severns and Greg Severns. Nancy Severns was also blessed to have been survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, loving friends, and her dog Sadie.

Nancy loved everyone as though they were her own family. She spent many hours providing laughter and comfort to those who both wanted, and needed, to share a beautiful moment or a difficult time.    Nancy Severns held a firm belief in God and practiced her faith at home and Fairpark Baptist Community Church.  Her warmth and love will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

The funeral will be held at Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, a division of Snyder Funeral Homes, with visitation on Wednesday June 17 from 4-7pm and the funeral on Thursday June 18 at 1:00pm. Interment will follow the service at Chapel Heights Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to Fairpark Baptist Community Church, following the interment, to celebrate Nancy’s life.

Nancy loved flowers and you may send flowers, or in lieu of flowers, send donations to St. Jude Hospital in her memory.  Online condolences may be expressed at


  • I’ve only met Nancy a handful of times at Mike’s shows but her love, support, and kindness shone through every time. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to family and friends.

  • I met Nancy a couple of times at Michaels shows. The love and pride she had for her son was evident. Michaels use of her and their family stories in his shows is evidence of his love for and relationship with her.
    Michael, you and your family are in my heart and prayers.
    Nancy, you are reunited with Wayne, enjoy your eternity.

  • I never had the pleasure of meeting Nancy, however, I feel as though I knew her through knowing Michael. I see her warmth, love, and joy for life and laughter shine through him. I always enjoyed seeing her comments on Mike’s Facebook page. She truly loved and admired her son. My deepest sympathies go out to Nancy’s family and friends. ~Peace~n~Love

  • Though you may no longer walk this earth, your footprints are forever in our hearts- and we are better for it. With love always.

  • Michael……I am so so sorry to learn about your mother’s passing. Somehow I missed hearing about this until now. She was a lovely wonderful person who I remember very well. Let good memories carry you through the days to come.