Ruth (Pickering) Crane

Born: Sat., Dec. 8, 1928
Died: Wed., May 22, 2013


Private Family Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 25, 2013
Location: White Oak Cemetery


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Ruth Crane, 84, Annapolis, Illinois passed away at 3:02 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Annapolis, Illinois.

Born in Crawford County, Illinois on December 8, 1928; she was the daughter of Bradie C. Pickering and Mourean (Meeker) Pickering. She was a farm wife and worked as a supervisor at Crawford Electronics for 28 years. She was of the Baptist faith. Her family and friends knew her as Gram.

On September 18, 1946, Ruth married Clarence Crane, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1981. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one brother, Dean Pickering and daughter-in-law, Katie Crane.
Ruth is survived by one son, Lyle Crane, Robinson, IL; a daughter and son-in-law, Lana & Ronald “Rich” Richardson, Annapolis, IL; five grandchildren, Ken & Sarah Crane, Madisonville, KY, Wendi & Tony  Reynolds, Clarksville, TN, Samantha & Ben Gaither, Sumner, IL, Cher & Justin Childress, Robinson, IL and Dallas & Molly Richardson, Marshall, IL; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lee Pickering, Crown Point, IN; and those special to Ruth and considered family are Max & Connie Evans and sons.

There will be a Public Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the White Oak Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois with Rev. Will Bynum officiating. There will be no visitation.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Olive Branch Cemetery Fund with envelopes at the Graveside Service or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

Condolences to the family may be sent to funeralhome@oblongfuneralhome.com.

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organization:

Olive Branch Cemetery

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Opal Cornwell & Family
   Posted Thu May 23, 2013
To Ruth's Family, Our sympathy to you all at the loss of Ruth--we appreciated her kindness & neighborliness.

Brenda & Jim Wolfe
   Posted Thu May 23, 2013
Deepest sympathy to your family. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by all.

Vivian & Norman Tracy
   Posted Thu May 23, 2013
Lyle and fmaily, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I know what a huge loss this is. I did not know her but she had to have been a good mother because she had a wonderful family. I will remember you in my prayers. May God hold all of you tight through the next several weeks and comfort you. God bless all of you and I love all of you. You have been my friends for as long as I can remember. I am glad God caused our paths to cross many years ago. I will always count you as my dear friends.

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