Miriam L. Crane

January 3, 2012

Miriam Lee (Clark) Crane 80 a former Frankfort resident, died January 3, 2012 at her home in Fort Wayne, IN. Born February 10, 1931 in Delphos, OH, to the late Edgar Lee & Thelma Ione (Reed) Clark. She married Robert Howard Crane on April 15, 1954 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on February 13, 1957. Her family moved to Frankfort when Miriam was 3 years old and she was a 1950 Frankfort High School graduate. She had lived in Fort Wayne for the past 18years. She worked at K-Mart in Frankfort for 17 years in the apparel dept. and ran the cash register. She also worked for Craftline Printing in Fort Wayne from 1994 to 2007. Mrs. Crane was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne since 1995 and a former member of the St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Frankfort. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society.

Survived by:

Daughter: Connie (Larry) Lengacher of Columbia City, IN Son: Robert Howard (Kathy) Crane of Berwyn, IL Brother: Michael Reed (Jo Ellen) Clark of Frankfort, IN 4 Grandchildren: Jessamine Scribner, Jerod Lengacher, Michael Stroup and Casey Stroup 3 Great Grandchildren: Cameron Stroup, Braden Scribner and Samantha Scribner

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by brother, Don Richard Clark and an infant brother and sister.


4 Condolences for “Miriam L. Crane”

  1. Jennifer Sherer January 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    To the family,
    I worked with Miriam at Kmart for all of her 17 yrs. We generally worked the same shifts and often went to lunch/dinner together. I really enjoyed the company of your Mom. She was so vibrant and a joy to know. I am so sorry for your loss but am glad I have the memories of her and so many that worked there.
    Jenny (Scott) Sherer

  2. Linda Hamrick January 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I worked with Miriam at Craftline and she was a sweet, funny. lovable friend. I am very sorry for your loss and she will be missed in my heart. I am glad to have known Miriam and been able to share the fun times we had. Thoughts and prayers to all of her family that she loved so dearly. Linda Hamrick

  3. Dan Riegle January 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Bob and Connie:
    I’m so sorry for your loss, I remember your Mom very well. She was a very well. She was a very hard work Mother how was fun to be around. Wish I could have make it to the showing but I did find out about her passing until late Friday.

  4. Garry & Brenda Fisher January 7, 2012 at 1:38 am

    To Children and Mike Clark:
    My wife worked with Miriam at K-Mart for all the times she was there, we had a lot of good time with here, she was a very nice lady, and will be missed very much.
    To Mike from Garry, I enjoyed knowing you sister when she work with my wife at K-Mart, sorry for you loss, But just remember she is in God hands now and enjoying the good life.

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