Lewis E. Crank, 82, of Marshall, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. William W. Harlow will officiate. Pianist Julie Lewis will play "Amazing Grace" and "Hymn of Promise." Pallbearers will be Ron Bledsoe, Tom Gowans, Terry Saylor, Gregory Bredehoeft, Doug Crank Jr. and Robert Bledsoe. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to the Saline County Fairground.
Born Nov. 23, 1920, in Saline County, he was the son of the late George Tilldon Crank and Della Marie Jordan Crank. In 1940, he married Mary Belle Stoner. On Dec. 15, 1989, he married Alice M. Yokley Halsey, who preceded him in death May 29, 1997. He had lived in Saline County most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall. He was a retired truck driver and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Bowman of rural Miami and Barbara White of Purdy; two sons, Roger Crank of rural Miami and David Crank of Miami; one brother, Douglas T. Crank Sr. of Concordia; and three sisters, Mary Mae Forsyth of Sedalia, Evelyn Bledsoe of rural Nelson and Cora Lee Fuchs of Sweet Springs; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.