Elizabeth Helen Crane (1912-2002)
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|Elizabeth Helen Crane McLellan Boothe|
|Born:||17 Apr 1912 Rockford, Illinois|
|Died:||14 Jul 2002 Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Father:||Guy Gilman Crane|
|Mother:||Edith Stanley Andrus|
|Siblings:|| Gladys Faith Crane|
Dorothy Andrus Crane
Roderic Dwight Crane
Elizabeth Helen Crane
|Spouse:||(1) Joseph W. McClellan|
|Married:||19 Aug 1929 of Owosso, Michigan|
|Spouse:||(2) Alonzo Marion Boothe|
|Married:||5 Nov 1938 Cincinnati, Ohio|
She married first Joseph W. McLelland on August 19, 1929.
She married the love of her life, Alonzo Marion Boothe November 5, 1938 at the Church of the Covenant, at 8th and Elm Streets in Cincinnati, Ohio by Rev. Elder.
Lonny and she couldn't have children but they loved their many dogs. Betty was an accomplished artist and she shared her talents with all her family. Never shy in word or deed, she always spoke her mind. Betty loved life and tried to live it well.
Lonny died in January 1976 in Scottsdale, Arizona and Betty passed away July 14, 2002 also in Scottsdale, Maricopa, Arizona. She is missed!
 Notes from a Niece
Lonny was born to Mr. James William Boothe and Anna Louise Rippel. He had 2 brothers, Paul and George Boothe and 2 half-sisters, Dorothy and Pearl.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray DeVoist are listed as his guardians. Also listed was "Mom" Kennedy, who worked at a camp for boys and girls called Kroger Hills.
Lonny had been a camp counselor for years and was very active in sports of all kinds. While working for Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co., Lonny met Betty who also worked there. After their marriage, Betty and Lonny lived in an apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio.
After Uncle Harry's death, Betty inherited his money as he had no children and she took care of him and his estate during his last years. Then she and Lonny bought a home at 1358 Grace Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio on July 6, 1953. After working on it for quite a while, they sold it only four months after that work was completed.
Lonny took a position in Scottsdale, Arizona in August of 1958. They found a nice apartment there with a pool, which they enjoyed. After Betty found that she had skin cancer, the pool was no longer as appealing so they decided to build a small ranch-style home. They completed and moved into this home in December 1958.
They were a busy couple, she doing and redoing her gardens each spring and fall, bowling, craft projects and zillions of things. He working, golfing, leading Boy Scout groups, playing softball, etc..
In 1976, Lonny suddenly died. This was a shock and a very difficult time for Betty. Lonny was cremated. Betty threw herself into working on her home, her yard, her pet dogs, art projects, aerobic classes-you name it. In her art classes, Betty was to meet two younger women whom she basically adopted. They were together constantly, going to movies, celebrating holidays, going out to eat of shop. These girls showered her with lovely gifts and included her in their families. She treated like them like a Mom, as well. How wonderful that they appeared at a time when she would have been terribly alone.
Betty endured heart surgery (as well as other things) which was a 4-way bypass. Still she lived for much more than the five years which had been predicted by her doctors. She made several trips back to Michigan to visit her siblings and always brightened up the surroundings by her presence.
After suffering a stroke, one of her "girls", Suzi Howard, finally had to have her placed in a home. She had fallen out of her bed and they realized that she could no longer be left on her own. The place where she then stayed was a very nice, new assisted living home in Scottsdale. Though she didn't like being there, of course, she was treated very well and Suzi visited her each day. Betty finally succumbed and left this world on July 14, 2002.
She was an interesting lady and made all of our lives more colorful. Aunt Betty will be missed until we are again together as a family!
- Marriage: Boothe Family Album:
- Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Boothe
- married at the Church of the Covenant
- 8th and Elm Sts.
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- By Rev. Elder
- Nov. 5th, 1938
- 1930 Federal Census, Owosso, Shiawassee, Michigan Family # 164
- McClellan, John
- , Nina
- , Joseph, adopted son, male, white, 20, married, MI, MI, MI
- , Elizabeth, daughter-in-law, female, white, 18, married, IL, OH, NY
- Gladys Faith Crane Houser's Marriage Book
- The Owosso Argus-Press, Friday, June 24, 1932
- Owosso Locals
- Mrs. Guy Crane has returned to her home in Bangor, Me., after a visit here with relatives and friends. She was accompanied home by her daughter, Mrs. Joe McClellan, and Mr. McClellan.
- Notes for Betty Boothe from Joanne Marie Heinz Howse on her PAF