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Meribah “Mary” Joan Bianchi

Meribah “Mary” Joan Bianchi, age 67, of Branson, Missouri


Meribah “Mary” Joan Bianchi, age 67, of Branson, Missouri, passed away on June 29, 2023. She entered this life on October 26, 1955, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Thurman and Margaret (Fortner) Jones and Russell Quakenbush. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and biological father, Russell. She was joined in marriage on September 29, 1972, to George Bianchi.

Working as a housekeeper, Mary was part of the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri, for thirteen years. She had a passion for horses and was a devoted member of the Friendly Baptist Church in Branson, Missouri. Mary’s compassion and love will be remembered by all those who knew her.

She is survived by her husband of fifty years, George Bianchi; daughter, Tracy Kelly of Colorado; six sisters: Sharon Ford of Indianapolis, Indiana, Peggy Kendall of Indianapolis, Indiana, Rebecca Lorren of Arkansas, Sandra Davis of Missouri, Deborah Lewis of Kentucky, and Cindy Beaty of Indianapolis, Indiana; two brothers: Russell Lewis Quakenbush of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Stuart Quakenbush of Indianapolis, Indiana; and fifteen nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at Friendly Baptist Church, 2751 Kirkland Dr., Branson, Missouri, with interment the following day at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 S. Southwood Rd, Springfield, Missouri. Arrangements and services under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. To leave an online condolence or memory, please visit


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