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Elfreda Crane

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

Elfreda Mae Crane, daughter of the late Henry Duley, Jr. and Nellie Norman Duley, was born on July 17, 1918 at Dexter and died in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 10, 2002, at the age of 83. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Church of God in St. Charles, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter, a former activities consultant for Beverly Enterprises and for the past three years had been a resident of Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Crane on Aug. 10, 1936 at Poplar Bluff, he survives of the home in Dexter. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Gary D. Crane of Jackson and James Randy Crane of Palm Desert, Calif.; by three grandchildren, Kimberlee Young, Kelly Richardson and Jennifer McGee; by three great-grandchildren, Kurt Young, Kyle Young and Garret Richardson; by four half-brothers, Earl Duley of Maquon, Ill., Carl Duley of Willingsfield, Ill., Junior Duley of Hanna City, Ill. and Ralph Duley of Gates City, Ill.; by two step-brothers, Russell Polen of Jackson and Estell Polen of Gibson, Ill.; by two half-sisters, Dorothy Schell of Peoria, Ill. and Mary Brown of Hanna City, Ill. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Woodrow E. Gaines and Keith "Smokey" Gaines; by one step-brother, Charles Polen; and by one step-sister, Ruth Gettings. Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12. Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Wayne Dismuke officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. PAID

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