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Emmett Crane

Emmett Ray Crane

Sunday, September 14th, 1924 - Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Obituary

Emmett Ray Crane, 95 years young, passed away on Dec. 31, 2019, in Independence, MO.

Emmett was born on Sept. 14, 1924, in Hardin, MO, the son of Clarence Crane and Ruth Malone Crane. He grew up on a farm, where he learned how to grow crops and how to can. He graduated from Hardin High School, and married Wanda Roberta Spence in 1945 – to this union were born two sons.

Emmett and Roberta moved to the Independence area where he built their forever home with his own two hands. He worked as an electrician for Armco Steel for over 45 years. Emmett was a man of faith – he had been a member of the Assembly of God near 12th and Newton, where he served as song leader and Sunday school director, then Sheffield Assembly of God for over 50 years, where he served as an usher.

Emmett enjoyed gardening, especially corn, tomatoes, and green beans, and he took his family on camping trips to states like Colorado, Kentucky, and Minnesota. He always kept busy – whether it was tinkering, repairing, or helping others with a project. He was talented, creative, and intelligent. He was quiet by nature but could open up to anyone and made friends easily. His philosophy was “Don’t say a word. Just listen. You learn more.” He was a strong man in many ways: faith, character, and work ethic. He was caring, giving, and a blessing to all who knew him.

Emmett is survived by his sons, David (Mary) Crane of Sequim, WA and Jim (Eva) Crane of Hamilton. MO; grandchildren, Kimberly Meadows of Indep., MO, Clifford (Lisa) McComas of Canonsburg, PA, Mindy Crane of Sequim, WA, Tessa McGee of Liberty, MO, Samantha Fitzpatrick of Hamilton, MO, and Tammy Crane of Blue Springs, MO; eight great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara Bratcher and Edith Kingsley; numerous nieces and nephews; and close family friends, Velia and Bella Howarth.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Wanda Roberta Crane; his parents, Clarence and Ruth Crane; and brothers-in-law Cecil Bratcher and Ivan Kingsley.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, from 6-8pm, at Carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington Ave. A funeral will be on Wednesday. Jan 8, at 10am, at the chapel. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery.

In his honor, contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arr: Carson-Speaks Chapel 816-252-7900)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    Address
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64052
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    Address
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
    INDEPENDENCE, MO 64052
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery
    Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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