Dr. Vivian Frances Crane


Dr. Vivian Frances Crane, 88, of Rupert, went to "be with Jesus" Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Peyton Hospice House, Lewisburg. A resident of Rupert, she was a graduate of Rupert High School; Concord College; and the University of Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Allen and Winona McClung Crane; and her nephew James Hardy Crane.
Vivian is survived by her brother James McClung and his wife Hilda; a niece Brenda Brooks and husband Hubie; their daughter Melissa Brooks, MD, and their son Scott Brooks and his children Hannah and Jared; and another great-niece Stephanie Kunin and husband Wallace. Vivian will also be remembered by numerous friends, co-workers, and previous students.
With a doctorate in education administration, Vivian was a veteran educator in Virginia and West Virginia, having taught at various levels and served as administrator in both the public school and college levels. She had a passion for the American Red Cross, where she was active with Disaster Relief Work and Disaster Preparedness Training. She was a member of the Bascom United Methodist Church, Rupert, where she served in a variety of capacities. She will be remembered for her generous and encouraging nature.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the Rainelle United Methodist Church with Pastor Ron Gamble and Pastor Delmas Beavers officiating.
Graveside will be in the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.
Online condolences and full obituary at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.
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Published on July 21, 2019
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Kevin mcmillion
Jul 22, 2019
Dr Crane was a great lady. When i was at community college years ago she was great help and true friend.
Dan McClung
Jul 22, 2019
Vivian will be greatly missed. She was a very special person who would always help others in need without question. She cared for my grandmother when she was very ill but wanted to make one last trip back to her home. Vivian made sure this wish became reality. I will always remember cousin Vivian for her caring as well as her outgoing personality.