Stillwater News Press

April 24, 2013

Vivian F. Crane

Stillwater NewsPress

— Vivian F. Crane, 79, of Stillwater passed from this life Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her home with her loving family by her side. Vivian was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Mehan to Theodore and Jessie Prickett. Vivian graduated from high school and later attended business school. She was married to Clarence Tipton in June of 1950 in Stillwater.  Clarence preceded her in death in 1974.  She later married Bert Crane and he preceded her in death. Vivian worked as a secretary for Department of Human Services for a number of years. She is survived by two sons, Rex Tipton of Stillwater and Burt Crane Jr. of Tulsa, one daughter, Sheryl Lynn Johnson of Ripley, one sister, Betty Beverage of Stillwater, one sister in-law, Pat Prickett Driskel,  12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, husband Clarence Tipton, husband Bert Eugene Crane, one sister, Wanda Powell, two brothers, Donald Prickett and Teddy W. Prickett, one great grandson, Kanin Parris.

Services have been entrusted to the Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home. Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of the Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home in Stillwater. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery. 

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