In Loving Memory
Gladys F. Crane
7/15/1921 -8/28/2009

LANCASTER- Gladys F. Crane, 88, of Main Street, died Friday morning, August 28, 2009, at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.

Mrs. Crane was born on July 15, 1921, in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of Ralph and Huldah (Bigger) Crane.

Gladys was a longtime resident of Lancaster and for many years she and her late husband Robert W. Crane owned and operated the Crane Tourist Home. Her hobbies included knitting, sewing, painting and crafts and she loved to bake and cook.

She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, Lancaster and the Eastern Stars.

Family members include a son Paul Crane and his wife Marilyn of Lancaster, a daughter Jill Schiffgens and her husband Joe of Londonderry, a brother David Crane and his wife Marilyn and a sister Margaret Hall all of Michigan, 8 grandchildren and their spouses, Denita Harris and her husband Peter of Manlius, NY, Robert Crane and his wife Kim of Lancaster, Paul Martin and his wife Robin of Danville, NH, Bruce Martin of Nokomis, FL, Candice Gross and her husband Benjamin of Jefferson, Michele Champy and her husband Fred of Manchester, Sophia Desautels and her husband Jeff of Windham, NH and Melissa Arna and her husband Paul of Lancaster, 13 great grandchildren, Margaret, Thomas and James Harris, Brooke and Hollie Crane, Caleb and Jaclyn Gross, Krystle and Ashley Champy, Chad and Nicole Desautels and Kaitlyn and Matthew Maccarone and many nieces and nephews. Her husband and a sister Alma predeceased her.

At Gladys’ request there are no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Tuesday morning, September 1, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at the Christ United Methodist Church in Lancaster. Burial will follow in the Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers donations maybe made in her memory to the Christ United Methodist Church, Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584, or the American Heart Assoc, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

Online Condolences
From: Larry Rexford   Whitefield New Hampshire
Relationship:  friend

Our sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. sincerely,Larry and Kathy Rexford
Sent:  8/28/2009
From: Norma Roberts   Lancaster N.H.
Relationship:  A Dear Friend

To all of Gladdie's Family, She was one great Special Lady as you all know, she will always be remembered for all her kind deads that she did for all of us, her Special Christmas Cookies we all looked forward to each year, just everything about her was Special, she will be missed by all and my prayers to all of you. Love Norma
Sent:  8/28/2009
From: Bil & Melonie Thompson   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  friend

Our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time Bill & Melonie Thompson
Sent:  8/28/2009
From: Roger & Mary Hall   Colon Michigan
Relationship:  Nephew and wife

We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Gladys' death. She was always such a "LADY" and her hospitality was unsurpassed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God's Comfort be yours.
Sent:  8/28/2009
From: Aurore M. Hood   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Acquaintance

Paul joins me in letting Glady's family know how sorry we were to hear of her death. We still remember her sweeping the sidewalk in front of her business and home in her high heels. She was a very special lady. Our condolences to all of her family. She made you proud all of her life.
Sent:  8/29/2009
From: Carol Reed   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Friend

Paul, Marilyn and family, Thinking of you and sending my sympathy in the loss of your mother who always looked like she just stepped out of a beauty salon with a smile on her face.
Sent:  8/29/2009
From: David & Verna Hall   Colon Michigan
Relationship:  Nephew

Aunt Gladys lived so far away, but, it was always a treat for us, when she would come visit. We remember her as the pretty sophisticated, well-dressed, and always in high heel (until her accident), loving aunt. She was so very talented. She knitted Dave two beautiful sweaters. They are special to him. We were so privileged to have he visit our home, along with all Dave's other siblings to welcome her to Colon this Spring. We thank God for the wonderful woman she was. She will truly be missed by all. We send our love and prayers to our cousins and their families. Dave and Verna
Sent:  8/29/2009
From: Pat and Buzzy   Groveton NH
Relationship:  Friend

Melissa and Family, May we offer our love and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.
Sent:  8/30/2009
From: Cathy Freeman   Salem New Hampshire
Relationship:  friend

Michele and family, My sincere condolences to you all. I had the pleasure of meeting Gladys recently and it was exactly that. She was a pleasure and a gentle woman. I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and Prayers, Cathy (Don and Christopher,too)
Sent:  8/30/2009
From: john and sandra mackillop   lancaster nh
Relationship:  friend

Paul and families of Gladys: Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Sent:  8/31/2009
From: Pete & Nancy Marshall   Northumberland NH
Relationship:  Friend

We would like to extend our sympathy to the family of Gladys Crane. I was a classmate of Jill's and I remember well Jill wearing her mother's beautiful sewing creations to school. May the good family memories that you share comfort you at this time.
Sent:  8/31/2009
From: Wava Baker   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  friend

Our sincere condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Butch and Wava
Sent:  8/31/2009
From: Maurice & Bev Morel   Lancaster N.H.
Relationship:  family friends

Even though we are fortunate to have some of our loved ones for a long time, we always bargain for one more day.We never lose the important things we learned from our loved ones. We are so much a part of each & everyone of them. Deepest sympathy to all.
Sent:  9/1/2009
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