Charlene A. Crane Wittenmyer

Graveside services for Charlene A. Sutterer Crane Wittenmyer, 89, Eudora will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence, Missouri. Charlene passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Charlene was born on December 16, 1929 in Birmingham, AL, the daughter of Charles and Lenora (Woods) Sutterer.

She was a homemaker. She also was a housekeeper for Independence Regional Hospital. Charlene was also cook for the Eudora Middle School.

She married Elzie F. Crane, Jr. on August 14, 1947 in Birmingham, AL. He preceded her in death in May 1987.

Survivors include her daughter, Charlotte Stanley (Eddie), Eudora; son, Charles Crane, Leavenworth; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and sister, JoAnn Sebert, Birmingham, AL. She was also preceded in death by two sons, George Crane, May 2007 and Frank Crane in December 2007; sister, Helen and a granddaughter, Jennifer Hausner in January 2013.

The family will greet friends Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Medicalodges Eudora (for new recliners) and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. Barb Nichols on November 20, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    So sorry Sweetie she had a beautiful smile ????????????. Love Barb Nichols

  2. Carma Terry on November 20, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    My condolences to the family. Loved Miss Charlene

  3. joann sebert on November 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Jo Sebert:

    I lost a loving sister, but I still have our memories. Thank you Charlotte for taking such good care her. So sorry I couldn’t be there to help. I love you guys.

  4. Kim Kluge on November 20, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Your laugh, smile and amazing cooking will be missed! I will always hold tight the wonderful memories we had together. I will ensure we keep your legacy alive and share stories with your Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren. You loved all of us without judgement and unconditionally. Thank you for being the BEST. Grandmother ever! You left some big shoes to fill! Love you Grandma Crane!

  5. Jeanetta buzzard on November 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Charlene so very sorry prayers for you and your family.

  6. Joshua Turk on November 21, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Charlene was a wonderful person and loved the Lord Jesus. She was always happy and very encouraging to everyone. I really enjoyed going over to her apartment and visiting with her. We would talk for hours. She will be greatly missed.

  7. Sonya Yancey on November 21, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I can’t begin to tell you what a special person she was to me, not just to me but everyone she met. The memories I have will last forever. She gave us all the special gift of love that will live on in all of us. She loved unconditionally. She overlooked my faults, encouraged my dreams, and praised my success.
    She taught me so much throughout my life and those lessons will be passed on to my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I will miss her so much, I love you grandma!

  8. Andrew Williams on November 22, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    My Grandmother Ellen Williams was Charlene’s roommate at Medical Lodges.
    My daughter Sara, who is 8 years old and I absolutely loved Charlene. We painted pictures with Charlene in the kitchen at Medical Lodges. Charlene and Sara played with a lot of dolls together. We loved Charlene’s sense of humor. The first time I met Charlene was at Medical Lodges. I was wearing my Ninja Turtle pajama bottoms and she told me how my pajamas were sexy. Lol.
    Charlene was frequently laughing and she was such a joy for my daughter and I when we would come visit our Grandmother. My daughter sincerely enjoyed her time with Charlene, and Charlene enjoyed Sara. We visited Grandma last Sunday, and found out that Charlene had passed.

    Sara and I will never forget Charlene.

  9. Bobbie Massengill on November 23, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Cuz, I will always remember her wonderful smile and laugh. Loved Aunt Charlene. I know Granny is hugging her now and they’re laughing and talking. Sending prayers and hugs to you.

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