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Helen Mae (Cranford) Dale


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Helen Mae (Cranford) Dale Obituary
Helen Mae Cranford Dale
CANAL WINCHESTER – Helen Mae Cranford Dale, age 99, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2014 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Dale was born on January 13, 1915 in Degnan, Oklahoma, the third child born to Rev. Silas E. and Mrs. Irca M (Thompson) Cranford. She was raised near Morgantown, West Virginia, graduating from Beechhurst High School, and attended West Virginia State College in Institute, WV.
Mrs. Dale was joined in marriage to Mr. Alphonse Dale on October 30, 1936, and to this union three children were born.
After relocating to Lorain, Ohio in 1954, she became an active member of Second Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was a dedicated member of Buckeye Chapter #46, OES, for more than 35 years, once serving as Worthy Matron. She was also a founding member of the 50+ Club, and enjoyed fellowshipping with the "Sit, Sip, & Stitch Club".
Of all of her accomplishments, she was most proud of her awards in penmanship, including two certificates and her scholarship to West Virginia State College.
Mrs. Dale was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Mr. Alphonse Dale, and her daughter Jennifer C. Dale-Jeffries.
Mrs. Dale is survived by two children, Alphonse E. Dale of Oberlin; and Patricia A. Mitchell of Canal Winchester, Ohio; four grandchildren, Victoria F. Murray, of Columbus; David W. (Delorse) Murray of Canal Winchester; Dr. Rodney M. (Dr Emina) Dale of Chicago; and Helen R. (Dwight) Jeffries-Holloway of Pickerington, Ohio; and six great grandchildren. Two brothers, Marcus A. (Jacqueline) Cranford of Morganton WV, and S. Warren Cranford of Staten Island, NY; one sister, Phyllis I. Cooper of Reynoldsburg; and host of family and friend who will miss her dearly.
Friends will be received Monday July 7, 2014 at 10am at Second Baptist Church, 300 13th Street, Lorain. Her Service of Triumphant will begin at 11am, with Pastor Henry L. Johnson of Union Grove Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Homes, Inc., 3001 Elyria Ave., Lorain, Ohio (440-244-5200).
Ojnline condolences can be sent to www.Carterfuneralhomesinc.com

Published in The Morning Journal on July 3, 2014
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