Marion "Roke" Crane, 90, passed away January 22, 2013 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.
Marion served in the United States Army during WWII; he was a member of Union Baptist Church and the local VFW; he farmed most of his life and his home was a gathering place for the family; he loved dancing and playing Pollyanna.
Survivors include five children, Tiry Crane (Patty), Glenda Salmon, Tim Crane (Loretta), Jeff Crane (Rena), Becky Strawn (Keith) all of Columbia; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilmoth Bennett Crane; two children, Daniel Crane and Janice Crane; and ten siblings.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Home from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. with a service immediately following.
Memorial contributions in honor of Marion may be made to Old Union Cemetery, c/o Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri 65202 and/or Hospice Compassus, made payable to CHA Foundation, 3050 I-70 Dr. SE, Suite 100, Columbia, Missouri 65201.