Lois Anne Crane

1950 - 2020

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Lois Anne Crane, age 70, of Findlay, died at 8:45am on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at her residence. She was born on July 30, 1950, in McComb, Ohio to the late Bert and Arlene (Stevens) Buttermore. On August 27, 1994, she married David A. Crane and he survives. Other survivors include her brother: Jim (Barb) Buttermore of McComb; sister-in-law: Peggy (Rick) Mabe of Iowa; nephews: Matt (Erin) Buttermore and Dan (Christy) Buttermore; nieces: Beth (Doug) Baker, LeeAnn (Coltin) Simon and Taylor (James) Grimshaw and 12 great nieces and nephews. Lois was a 1968 graduate of McComb High School and earned her Bachelors Degree from Findlay College. She began a career in education that spanned over 30 years as an English teacher at Findlay High School. After receiving her Masters Degree from Bowling Green State University, she was a school guidance counselor at Continental High School and later for Findlay City Schools. Lois completed her career at Donnell Middle School in Findlay. She was a devoted wife and countless family members, students, parents, colleagues, and friends benefited from her love, compassion, openness, ability to listen, and easy to talk to demeanor. She was a lady of great faith and a loyal member of the College First Church of God and its Koinonia Bible Study Group. Lois was also a member of Town and Campus-University of Findlay. She previously served as a hostess for Mazza. All services will be private, with interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay. Pastor David Welker will officiate for the private services. COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be given to College First Church of God and condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.


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    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Dave and Family
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Kathy Rodabaugh
Lois was such a good friend to my mom and me over the years! She was a true blessing to many people. I just called her Sunday never dreaming it would be the last time I talked to her. She beat Mom to heaven, but probably not by much! At least they’ll be there together, looking for dogs to walk and pet and spoil.



To : Dave
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Teri sena koinania
Louis is one in a million! I picture her with a healthy body in heaven dancing! As I shed tears for her loss here and know how many people she influenced. I pray for your comfort and peace as you move forward. Blessings to you. Teri



To : Dave
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Gary and Ann Jones
Dave, Lois and you gave so many wonderful evenings to Ann and me over the years. We were looking forward to many more after Covid. Your loss is felt by so many people connected to your and Lois’s lives. We will pay our respect to Lois later at the cemetery.



To : Dave and Family
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Brenda Czarnecki
Dave and Family:

So sorry for your loss. Lois will definitely
be missed her kindness and dedication to all students she taught and all her friends. As a past neighbor I really miss seeing Lois and you walking your dog. My prayers and thoughts are with you and family .

Brenda Czarnecki



To : Dave
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Gary and Ann Jones
Dave, Lois and you gave so many wonderful evenings to Ann and me over the years. We were looking forward to many more after Covid. Your loss is felt by so many people connected to your and Lois’s lives. We will pay our respect to Lois later at the cemetery.



To : David
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Mark Carol Shrider
so sorry for your loss David.
i have many fond memories of you and Lois at our family gatherings when my mom was still with us.



To : Dave and family
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Suzanne Powell
Oh my goodness, I am so shocked & heartbroken. She had just responded to me on Facebook the other day about missing my mom. She was my mom’s best friend & she/Dave were part of family.
I will cherish all our fun times:NYC trips, afternoon teas, part of my wedding & Ryan’s dedication service, Shakertown which we both disliked! Just so many memories!
I pray for peace & comfort for all who knew & loved Lois.



To : Dave
Date :Tuesday, October 6th 2020
From : Amy arbogast Evans
Was such a loving and caring person. I was just telling my girls today about your guys wedding. She is already so missed. Much love and prayers. Amy jo



To : Crane and Buttermore families
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Nancy Martin Wilczynski
Oh no! Another MHS classmate gone....I am so sorry for your loss. Lois was truly one of a kind! God be with you on your journey through the valley. Romans 8:18
Nancy Martin Wilczynski



To : Dave and Jim and family
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Jim and Teresa
So sorry for your loss. May God help you with your sorrow and grief. Lois is free and in a happy and blessed place.



To : Dave Crane
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Allan Jane Sherrick
Dear Dave, Please know that we love you and are grieving with you. Heaven sure received an angel yesterday. We loved Lois and treasured our friendship with you two and the times we got to spend together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. It is a comfort to know that we will see her again when we spend eternity with the Lord Jesus.



To : Dave
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Sara Hart Todd
My mother and Lois were close friends. Lois has always been so sweet to me and I just always loved her sweet smile and encouragement when my mom passed away.God bless and lots of love.



To : The family
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Karen Vowell Latta
So many wonderful memories of Lois. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.



To : Dave and Family
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Bob Crane
Sorry for your loss. Remember Lois fondly during our time at MHS.



To : David
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Don Doyne
David so sorry to hear about Lois.You have our upmost sympathy and will be in our prayers.





To : David
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Chaplain Gary and CharleneRinehart
Pray God will give comfort and peace.
Lois was behind me in school very friendly .
She was my neighbor when living with parents on 613.
Knew her father very well sometimes rode on Burts bus when in band.
Have our deepest sympathy !!!!
Chaplain Gary and CharleneRinehart has



To : Daviid
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Gary rinehart
Have my deepest sympathy!!
Knew Lois from school she was behind me.
Chaplain Gary Rinehartm



To : Dave and family
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Mary Miller
I am so broken-hearted to hear this news! We are all better for having know Lois...she is the most loving & caring person to have walked this earth! Of all her health issues I never once heard her complain. Now she is dancing in heaven with the other angels! I pray that Dave will find comfort and peace during this difficult time, uplifted by so many wonderful memories!



To : Jim Buttermore and David Crane
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Beth Miller Green
I still have the Senior picture that Lois Anne gave to me when I was a lowly freshman. She was always so kind to me! In study hall, she and I sat near each other and would chat (when we could). She made me feel special. I've never forgotten her! She was the sweetest...
My daddy was her pastor from 1963-1969 at the Methodist Church in McComb. My parents loved Bert & Arlene! My sister, Vangie, loved Lois Anne, too. I'd venture to say they've already renewed their friendship in Heaven!
Blessings on all of you during this time.



To : Dave and family
Date :Wednesday, October 7th 2020
From : Keith Jayne Melanie and Ian DuPont
Dave,

We fondly remember the time we stopped by so Lois could give Melanie advice on scooters and wheelchairs before she headed-off to college. Lois was always so kind and helpful. She will be greatly missed.

You are both in our thoughts during this difficult time.







To : Dave
Date :Thursday, October 8th 2020
From : James Funk
I fondly remember Lois from our days at MHS. She is definitely missed.



To : David Crane
Date :Thursday, October 8th 2020
From : David and Sonja Walsh
As fellow students at McComb we shared riding that big yellow bus to school with Lois. We will always remember her gentle, kind demeanor even back then.
Our sympathy is with all who will miss her.



To : Dave
Date :Thursday, October 8th 2020
From : Deb Erndt
David and family - we are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Know that she will be sorely missed by many people. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love,
Bob & Deb



To : Dave and the family
Date :Thursday, October 8th 2020
From : Jim Karin Wilson
We are so glad to have had the opportunity to know Lois - a lovely, smart, caring lady with a fun sense of humor. She will be missed by many. We’re so sorry for your loss.




To : Dave Crane
Date :Thursday, October 8th 2020
From : Lynda Gallant
Lois had a smile that could light up the planet! We are better people for knowing you two.



To : Dave and Family
Date :Friday, October 9th 2020
From : Becky Baratta
Please accrpt our sympathy and prayers. Lois was one of my first friends when I moved to Findlay. Such good memories of teaching together at Central and Donnell. I am very grateful to have known her as a friend.



To : Dave and families
Date :Friday, October 9th 2020
From : Ruth Hollenbacher
lois was One of my best friends.
We met at the check out at Cracker Barrel when she had her big red golden retriever service dog, Sprout, and we struck up a conversation and have been friends ever since.
And before Covid we would meet almost monthly at Cracker Barrel or I would take cookies or rolls for chit chat time.
She was a kind person, I will miss her. I am so saddened and in shock.
I just talked to her last week when she was waiting for a nephews soccer game to start.
My thoughts go out to her husband Dave and her entire family, they meant the world to her.
Lois, You can walk, skip, and run freely now...
😔



To : David Crane
Date :Friday, October 9th 2020
From : Alex Schroeder
I am so sorry at the loss of your wife, LOis. I always liked her informative letters enclosed with your Christmas cards to Nancy and me. Haven't seen you for quite a while.How are you doing? Let me know and maybe we can get together soon if our health can handle that.I can be reached at 419-422-9871, or email at alex_schroeder@hotmail.com
Hope to hear from you.
Alex



To : David Crane
Date :Friday, October 9th 2020
From : Judy Withrow
David,
I have known Lois for many, many years as an educational colleague. We taught together at FHS for many years and worked hard to help students not only to improve their English but to become better human beings.
She was a wonderful role model.
Judy



To : The Buttermore and Crane families
Date :Saturday, October 10th 2020
From : Karen Van Nice Spurgat
I was so very sorry to read of Lois's passing. I went to college with Lois and worked with Jim at Marathon. Lois was a very special woman in every sense of the word. I extend my deepest sympathy.



To : Dave
Date :Saturday, October 10th 2020
From : The Ladies of Koinonia
We grieve with you; Lois was such an integral part of Ladies Koinonia. And, all of us were most blessed to have both Lois and Porsche in in our group a week ago on Thursday. We humbly remember her answer to a question about looking forward to Heaven. Lois said that she looked forward to being able to dance. And, so now, we rejoice with her as she dances in the presence of her Lord. With tears we say goodbye, but we all look forward to being reunited with Lois in a Heavenly dance.



To : Dave
Date :Saturday, October 10th 2020
From : Rosemary Myers
I will so miss Lois on a human level, as well as spiritual. Aside from being a wonderful, Christian friend, she was my dog-friend. When I would run across a cute video or article about dogs on the Internet, I would send it to Lois. I always knew she would appreciate a sweet four-pawed item. I cannot begin to tell you how much I will miss Lois , , , and her four-footed companions.



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