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Ruth E. Crane

May 21, 1916 ~ October 19, 2011

Ruth Crane died at age 95 in her sleep Wednesday morning, October 19, 2011, in her home at 1408 S. Clearwater Rd, Caldwell. She had been residing with her daughter and son-in law at Basalt, Colorado. She and her daughter and two granddaughters had come back to the farm in Kansas to get it ready to sell.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Wellington at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The memorial service was given by Everett Reedy and attended by many dear friends and family.

Ruth was born May 21, 1916, near the area of South Haven, to Ray and Lillian Oberdick Thurman. She was a graduate of South Haven High School in 1934. That same year on July 8, she was married to Clarence Crane.

Clarence and Ruth had three children, Ramon, David and Bethel. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. Survivors are daughter, Bethel and her husband Tom McLain of Basalt, Colorado; her daughter-in-law Donna Crane of Wichita; her granddaughter Kimberly Llewellyn and her husband Brian of Basalt, Colorado; her granddaughter Stephany Norton and her husband Paul of Malawi, Africa; and two great granddaughters, Mackenzie and Elizabeth Llewellyn of Basalt, Colorado.

Ruth was well known for her strong faith in God and devotion to her ministry as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Memorials may be given in Ruth's name to the American Cancer Society.

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Elaine Evans Clark

Family and Friends - 10/19/2011

Bethel, I remember going to Corbin grade school with you. You were one of the "big kids," and I always looked up to you. I was sorry to read of your mother's death. My mother, Verna Evans, passed away in 2009 at the age of 97, so our mothers both lived long and productive lives. Mother also graduated from South Haven High School (1929). Our thoughts are with you, and may you be comforted in the days ahead.


Crystal (Conner) Worthey

Family and Friends - 10/22/2011

I am so sorry for your loss-Ruth was always such an inspiration in the Welington congregation as was her son David. We will miss her and her tenderness of spirit. You, her family, and close friends are in our thoughts and prayers. Crystal


evonna conner worthey

Family and Friends - 10/22/2011

im so sorry foryour lose she willbe dearly missed.


Mike Kinnan

Family and Friends - 10/26/2011


Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you.



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