Gloria Jean Crane, 79, of Millersburg, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2023, after a decline in health. She was born in Lakewood, Ohio on November 27, 1943 to Myron and Emily Dunlap. She married Crandall Crane on May 29, 1965, he survives, and was a dedicated husband. Gloria was a wonderful mother to her two sons: Jay (Dorothy) Crane of Glenmont and Kirby (Donna) Crane of Millersburg. A loving and caring grandmother to her grandson, Hunter Crane (Kallie Frazier) of Millersburg. A special grandmother to Amy (Troy) Miller of Killbuck, Rob (Dulcie) Snow of Millersburg, Justin (Joleen) Haudenschild of Millersburg, Haley (Scott) Zollars of Warsaw. A great grandmother to Alexis (Garrett) Blake, Alivia (Ryan) King, Sienna and Lincoln Snow, Oliver Fleming, Jett and Jase Haudenschild and Caden and Kaizer Zollars. Great-great grandmother to Easton, Ensley and Lynden Blake. Gloria had worked at Tidball Motors and Castle Nursing Homes. She was a long time member of Killbuck First Church of Christ where she had many friends, and built long lasting relationships. She was one of five children being the only girl, she learned how to drag race in her Mustang fastback. She loved riding her Moto Guzzi motorcycle with her husband, despite being small and petite she could ride with the best of them. Her joy in life was spending time with her sons and their blended families. She is also survived by her brothers: Bob (Kathy) Dunlap of Medina and Bill (Rita) Dunlap of Brookpark; a sister-in-law, Julie (Jim) Gerlach of Wisconsin; a brother-in-law, Doug (Tracy) Crane of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers: Jim and Pat Dunlap.
A private family graveside service will be held at Killbuck Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 24th at Alexander Funeral Home, Millersburg, Ohio. Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
We would like to thank Dr. Latouf, the staff at Sycamore Run Nursing Home and the staff of LifeCare Hospice for her care.
A gentle quiet soul, she never had a harsh word for anyone. We love you Mom, rest easy now.
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