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Obituary: Muriel Marthea Crane

Obituary: Muriel Marthea Crane

October 1st, 2017 in Obituaries

Muriel Marthea Crane, 93 of Kingdom City, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at The Neighborhoods. She was born January 13, 1924, in Boone County, the daughter of William Myers and Anna (Mead) Myers who preceded him in death. Muriel was a 1941 graduate of Hickman High School. She was united in marriage on July 22, 1944, to R. Vincent Crane who preceded her in death. Muriel was a homemaker and farmer. She always enjoyed reading. She was an election judge for Boone County for over 20 years. She seemed happiest when she was on the farm and working with her cattle. She loved to garden and was a member of the Heimweg Garden Club. She served as a leader of the Rock Bridge 4-H club for many years. She was also on the committee of the Rock Bridge Elementary School Chicken BBQ in the years of its rapid growth. She welcomed many children into her life and home through her involvement with the "Spirit Riders" at Granny's House. She was known for her world famous oatmeal ice-box cookies. She was a long-time, active member of First Baptist Church where among other roles she served as a deacon. Muriel is survived by two daughters: Sue Crane (Ronnie O'Neal) of Fulton; Robin Crane of Kingdom City; one son: Sydney Crane of Kingdom City; four grandchildren: Riki (Mike) Shipley of Fulton: Taylor Holiman of Columbia; Simon Crane; Samuel Crane both of St. Louis; one great- grandson: Paxton Shipley of Fulton; a niece: Cherry (Albert) Crump of Rolla: and a nephew: Trent (Vanessa) Hall of Fulton. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Nellie Mae; Ruth: Lucile; one brother: Raymond; her husband; one son: William Crane; one great-grandson: Beckett Shipley. Memorials are suggested to Granny's House or First Baptist Church both of Columbia. The family will receive friends from Noon - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Columbia with funeral services to follow at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Carol McEntyre officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, Missouri, 65203; (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.ParkerMillard.com.