J. Laverne Crane - 4/3/2015
J. Laverne Crane, age 80, of Centralia, passed away at 9:31 am on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at St. Mary's in Centralia, Illinois. He worked as car welder for the Illinois Central Railroad for 32 years. He was lifelong area resident. He was Jehovah Witness. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Memorial service for J. Laverne Crane will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum with Jim Rockett officiating. Friends may call on Friday at time of service and asked to meet at cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Centralia Congregation of Jehovah Witness, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
J.Laverne Crane is survived by his Wife; Daughters- Susan Jayne Hanks of Odin, IL; Louanne Brink of Centralia, IL; Kristina Mulvaney and husband Delbert of Kinmundy, IL; Jill Crane Joiner and husband Ron of Salem, Il; Brother- James Mitchell Crane and wife Pam- Wayne City, IL; Step Daughters- Cindy Ann Keller of Pana, IL; Kelly Parrish of Salem, IL; Brother- Spencer Crane & wife Brenda of Centralia, IL; 13 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.
J. Laverne Crane was born on December 5, 1934 in Centralia, IL, the son of Russell and Madge (Sessions) Crane. Donald married Anna Jane (Hall) Crane in 1955 in Salem, IL. She preceded him in death. Then he married Shirley Ann (Fortag) on November 11, 1989 in Odin, IL. She still survives in Centralia, IL.He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1st Wife, Daughter- Tammy Jo Graves, Brother- Alan Crane, Sister- Loretta Miller.