Ruth Crayne

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Ruth Crayne

March 04, 1932 - March 24, 2018

Ruth Crayne, age 86, passed away March 24, 2018, following a 15 year battle with myelodysplastic syndrome.
She was born Lola Ruth Barlowon March 4th, 1932, in Liberal, Mo. She was the daughter of Fred Tiller and Cleo Yount Barlow Tiller. She graduated from Jasper High School in 1950 and lived in the Joplin - Carthage area most of her life.
She was Executive Director for the Downtown Joplin Association and previously served as Public Administrator for Jasper County. She also worked as a legal secretary for 20 years. Ruth was a member of the Church at Brookwood and later attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader, and was active in P.T.A. She was a member of the Soroptomist Club and founded a Red Hat Society chapter in Carthage.
Ruth married Donald Crayne May 28, 1950, at Zion Baptist Church near Jasper, Mo. He survives.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Susie Hicks and husband, Bob, Joplin; two sons, Michael Crayne and wife, Terri, Shawnee, Kan., and David Crayne and wife, Cindy, of Joplin; one brother, Jim Barlow, Seneca, Mo.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren with a 14th due in May; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson,Nathaniel Hicks; a great-granddaughter, Christian Bickerton; a sister, Betty Gaskin; a brother in law, Betty and D. L. Gaskin; and a sister in law, Mary Ann Barlow.
Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mason Woodard Chapel with Shane Munn officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Mason Woodard Mortuary.
Published on March 27, 2018
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Diane Buchanan
Jul 10, 2018
I met Ruth at a family reunion in 2002 while pregnant with my daughter a granddaughter of Jerry and Hazel Young. She was a sweet,kind person.
Yvonne Young
Mar 30, 2018
I am sooo sorry. I am just now seeing that your wonderful Mother has passed. All my love to you and your family. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Brenda Freis&family;
Mar 28, 2018
Bob and Dixie Garvin
Mar 28, 2018
So sorry Susie and family for your loss ! Love and Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.
Delbert and Louise (Hutchinson) Stokes
Mar 28, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Remembering you in our prayers.
Glinda Jones
Mar 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to Uncle Donald and family— My prayers are for peace and comfort—
LeAnn Wilson
Mar 27, 2018
My heart goes out to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting Ruth a few times when she would visit Jordan at the Mall. I know she was a rock for the family and will be missed. I just bet there will be a bit of her personality in Miss Sophia. Hugs and prayers to all.