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Dorothy E. Crane


August 23rd, 1923 - October 25th, 2007


Dorothy E. Crane, age 84, a resident of Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the past 6 ˝ years, died Thursday, October 25, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at  the Lake in Salisbury. She was born in Stockton, Maryland, a daughter of the late Harry and Margaret Matthews. She worked for many years with her husband, caring for and training harness racing horses. She worked many years as a hostess at Johnny & Sammy’s and English’s. She was a member of the Salisbury Moose and VFW. In addition to her love for horses, she loved nature and got pleasure working with flowers and loved cardinals. She was a very loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and aunt, as well as a cherished friend by all who knew her. Most importantly, she loved Jesus with all of her heart and would tell everyone that right up till HE took her home. She is survive by daughters, Beverly Crane, Donna Fitzgerald and her husband RL; sons, Dennis Crane and Chet Crane and his wife, Karen; one granddaughter, Misti Hammer Kekevian; and a  great-granddaughter, Isabella Kekevian. She is also survived by nieces, Deborah Russell and her husband, Frank, and their daughter Brittany, Margaret Fecteau and her husband, John, and Diane Gillis and her husband, Don, and their son and daughter, Ron and Renae, and Dale Matthews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Harry Edward, and a son, James, Jr. Interment will be private in the family lot in Greenbackville Cemetery in Virginia.

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