Katharine E. Crane, 104, of Wellsboro, passed away at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
She was the wife of Lawrence A. Crane who preceded her in death April 7, 1990. She was born in Delmar Township, July 28, 1909, the daughter of the late Christian Henry and Bertha Albertina Wilhelmina (Gerth) Knaus.
Katharine was a graduate of Wellsboro High School Class of 1928. She was employed during her lifetime for Ray Bowen and Harry Krause Dairy Store, Corning Glass Works and the Silk Mill, all of Wellsboro. Katharine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mary Wells Chapter #452 O.E.S. Wellsboro and a member of the Tyoga Country Club. She enjoyed golf and bowling.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Arland and Rose Crane of Tioga; grandson and wife, Thomas William and Susan Crane of Burlington, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Samuel William Crane, Katherine Rose Crane, Brittany Salmon; several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to Katharine's Life Celebration on Monday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro and Tuesday, April 22, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church 53 West Ave., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Katharine's name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Ave, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. To share your fondest memories of Katharine, visit www.lifecelebration.com.