Doris Estelle Drane

Thursday, August 26, 2010 | 7:26 p.m. CDT; updated 11:37 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 26, 2010

COLUMBIA —Doris Estelle Drane, known by her acquaintances as Estelle, enjoyed giving back to the community.

“She was very giving,” Gay Holman, her sister, said. 

Mrs. Drane donated time and money to the Central Missouri Humane Society and a local food pantry.

Mrs. Drane, 52, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. The cause of death is unknown, but an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

She was born Feb. 23, 1958 to James Leonard and Doris H. (Middleton) Anderson.  She married Dennis Drane on April 3, 1992. 

After graduating from Schuyler R-1 High School in 1976, she attended MU. After a semester at the university, she left and opened  her own café in Lancaster, her hometown. 

She moved to Columbia after taking a job with MFA Oil Co. In 1996, she started work at Landmark Bank. 

Mrs. Drane loved to play the piano. 

“That’s how she worked out stress,” Holman said.

She also loved to garden and work in the yard, her sister added.

Mrs. Drane enjoyed reading and traveling.  She went to Mexico several times and was married in Jamaica. 

She was also fond of her chow chow, Annie.

“(She was) buddies with her puppy dog,” her mother said. 

Mrs. Drane is survived by her mother, Doris Anderson, of Odessa; brothers Hollie Anderson, of Lancaster, Cole Anderson, of Memphis, Mo., and Robert (Bud) Anderson, of New Haven, Mo.; her sister, Gay Holman, of Odessa; and nieces and nephews.   

Her husband died earlier. 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Red Top Christian Church, 14355 N Route U, Hallsville. Mrs. Drane will be buried next to her late husband. 

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