In-home caretaker

Published January 21, 2021

NORTH READING — God called Jelane Olga Bragen, 80, of St. Charles, Mo., home on December 30, 2020 from the NHC Nursing Care Facility of St. Charles.

She was born in Enfield, Maine on March 22, 1940 to the late Opal and Mervin Dinsmore. Jelane graduated from Lynn Public Schools in 1957. She worked in the health care field as an in-home caretaker. Jelane married her late husband, Barry (Barch) Bragen, on September 29, 1962 in Lynn. They made their home in North Reading where Jelane lived until 2017.

Jelane enjoyed visiting with her family in Maine and her wonderful friends. Ms. Bragen is survived by her children, Kimberley Bain and Eric Bragen, and her seven grandchildren. To leave an online message of condolence please visit