Melba Lee Crane, 82, of Wister, OK passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at her home. Melba was born January 21, 1939 in Wister, OK to Melvin & Ruth (Callaway) Qualls. Melba managed the Wister Lake Café & the Sale Barn Café but her passion was flowers. She was a florist until she could no longer work; she was noted for her large beautiful arrangements. Melba was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Wister.
She is survived by her daughter & son in law, Robin & Chris Benson; sons & daughters in law, Rocky & Susan Crane, Ricky & Diane Crane all of Wister; grandchildren, Ashlea Duggar, Rocky Allyn Crane, Brandon Benson, Justin Benson, Haley Makovy, Kelsey Mead, Clint Crane; 12 great grandchildren; nephew & wife, Don & Janet Massey; a very special caregiver, Kim Ollie; numerous cousins; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church, Wister, OK with Jim Cook & Josh Effinger officiating. Burial will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister. Pallbearers will be Rick Vaughn, Billy Gene Shipman, Cody Covey, Eddie Pierce, Todd Thompson, Rick Hill. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Free, Carl Whitlock and T.W. Emerson.
We extend a heartfelt thanks to Elara Hospice and nurse Angie Oliver.
The family will be at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends. Evans & Miller - Poteau
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Published by Times Record from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2021.