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Helen Whitworth

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Helen Whitworth

Graveside service for Helen E. Whitworth, 92, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Whitworth passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence.
She was born Oct. 5, 1920, in LaHarpe, the daughter of Claude and Elva Marple. She was a school teacher in Humboldt school district, secretary for Monarch Cement Co., and a businesswoman who owned and operated Crane’s Dress Shop and the Dandelion Flower Shop in Iola in the 1960s and ’70s.
She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and being with her family and friends. She was an accomplished violin player, loved animals, fast cars and a good poker game. In her latter years when not traveling, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports at both the high school and college levels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Juanita (Ludke) and Esther (Williams), her two brothers Claude (Bud) and James Marple; and three husbands, Claude Crane of Humboldt, Dave Conderman of Iola, and Paul Whitworth of Chanute.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-laws, Dr. John Crane and Sherry of Overland Park and Colonel (retired) Craig Crane and Jeryl of Lawrence; a sister Jean Lind of Hutchinson; six grandchildren (Jeremy, Melody Dolloff, Charity Gray, Casey, Christyn Haberly and Joseph), and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Lawrence Humane Society sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com.

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