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Pearl Crane

October 14, 1917 ~ February 25, 2009

The Lord called a very special Angel home when Pearl Crane, of Enid, passed away on February 25, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was 91 years old.

She was born Oct. 14, 1917 in Colorado to Ray and Lillian (Oberdick) Thurman. Growing up in the Caldwell & South Haven, Kansas area, she graduated from South Haven High School in 1935. Pearl married Earle Laughrey in July 1935 and lived in Wichita, KS. On December 26, 1952 she married Orville Crane and moved to a farm near South Haven. In 1981, they retired from farming and moved to Caldwell. Pearl moved to Enid, OK in 1996 to be near her daughter.

She was a member of the Caldwell Chapter #382 Order of Eastern Star in Caldwell, Kansas and received her 50 year pin in 2006. She served as an officer in some capacity every year but one and has been Worthy Matron in the Caldwell and South Haven chapters.

Pearl loved the Lord & her family and was such a joy to everyone who knew her. She had many talents she loved to share and will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her children Donald Laughrey & wife Susanne of Minneapolis, MN, Gene Laughrey & wife Judy of Caldwell, KS, Dennis Laughrey & wife Celesta of Wichita, KS, Randy Crane and wife Mary of Ackley, IA, Luana Ash of Enid and

Thelma Carlson & her husband Fred of Shell Knob, MO; sisters, Ruth Crane of Caldwell, KS and Esther Alderson of California. She had 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Orville, two brothers & one granddaughter.

Services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, Feb 28 at the Willow View United Methodist Church on West Purdue. Arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 1:00 to 2:00 Schaeffer Mortuary in Caldwell KS, with graveside services at 2:30 PM at Corzine Cemetery, Corbin KS under the direction of Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell.

Memorials may be made to Willow View United Methodist Church.




Marjorie Buckley Griffith

Family and Friends - 02/26/2009

I knew Pearl many years ago when she first married Orville. Thelma, Margaret Frances and I were schoolmates at South Haven. I spent several overnights at their farm. Good memories, all of them. Pearl was a warmhearted person. I offer you all my deep sympathy in the passing of your loved one.


Delores Burris

Family and Friends - 02/28/2009

Luana & Gene So sorry to hear about your Mother. There is so little one can say and do when a loved one is lost, but you will always have the good memories you shared. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Dr. Harold and Tracey Small-----Martha Robberson

Family and Friends - 03/03/2009

Please accept our sympathy on the passing of Pearl. She was a great lady and we have many happy memories of her. Her spunk and love for life was contagious. It was a privelege for us to know her. Blessings to you and the entire family....



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