Paige Ashton Brannum, 30, of Peru, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne. She was born February 15, 1990 in Wabash to Mitchell and Tammy (Ritchie) Brannum. She was a graduate of North Miami High School and was currently studying Criminal Justice, hoping to become a prosecutor someday. She had also worked as a Hair Stylist. Paige enjoyed all kinds of music, watching TV and movies, doing crafts and playing games with her children, they meant everything to her.

Surviving family include her parents, Mitchell and Tammy Brannum of Peru; her children Jalyn Lee and Ryland Mitchell Nugent of Peru. She is also survived by her brother Levi Brannum and fiancée Lizzy Deeds, her grandfather, “Pap” Frank Ritchie both of Peru, and several aunts and uncles.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Riverview Funeral Home in Peru. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests that you please dress casually. Please consider making a donation to raise much needed funds to cover the funeral expenses and to set up a trust fund for her children. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated. Simply click on the tab for Donations on her obituary webpage. Riverview funeral home in Peru has been entrusted with arrangements. www.river