Obituaries

Jessie "Jess" LaVern Crane 1935 - 2010 Tonganoxie

Graveside services with military honors for Jessie “Jess” LaVern Crane, 74, Tonganoxie, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at National Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs.
Mr. Crane died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Cedar County, Mo., the son of Herman and Mary (Bland) Crane. He had worked for 40 years at CertainTeed Manufacturing in Fairfax, where he was a power equipment operator and union activist.
Mr. Crane had served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper at the time of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Maxine
Crane, of the home; a daughter, Carol Knight and her husband, George, Bonner Springs; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Crane, Kansas City, Kan.
The family suggests memorials to Compassionate Care Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs 66012; (913) 422-4074.