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Paul Branson, 47, presentation editor of the St. Joseph News-Press, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home in Osawatomie. He was there recovering from a serious motorcycle accident when he collapsed. Attempts to revive him by family members and EMTs were unsuccessful.

The family provided the following information.

Paul was the eldest son of Paul and Rosemary Branson’s two children. He married Dr. Joann (Jodi) (Beckman) Branson in 1993. Paul was raised in Osawatomie and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1985. He enjoyed recalling his time

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