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Edith Kuykendall Crane

December 31, 1935 — August 5, 2023


Edith Kuykendall Crane


Edith Kuykendall Crane of Charleston, SC and widow of Dr. Roland F. Crane, Jr. died Saturday morning, August 5, 2023.  She was 87.

Born December 31, 1935, on a farm on River Road she later graduated as salutatorian of Romney High School, Romney, WV. She continued her education at Winchester Memorial Hospital becoming a Registered Nurse in 1956. She worked in hospitals in Delaware and Michigan where she met and married Dr. Roland F. Crane. She maintained her nursing license after moving to Oklahoma where her son Paul was born. Later the couple moved to Pueblo, Colorado where her daughter Elizabeth was born.

She was a licensed realtor in Seattle, Washington and an avid gardener growing fuchsias. She resided in South Carolina since 1974 and was a leader of the Creekside garden club and the Center for Creative Retirement.

At her request there will be no services and she will be interred at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens next to her husband and son.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Edith’s name to the National Organization for Women.

She is survived by her sister Mary Kuykendall Weber of New York, by her daughter Elizabeth and her daughter in law Lynn of Maryland, and by nieces Marsha Kuykendall Tomlin, Shelia Kuykendall and Kathy Kuykendall Pringle.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Roland; son, Paul Crane; sister, Decker Elder; and brother, Michael Kuykendall.

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