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Obituary for Josephine M. Crank
Peoria- Josephine M. Crank, 94, a lifelong resident of 713 S. Matthew St., died at 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at Bel-Wood Nursing Home. Born October 1, 1913 in Peoria to Emil and Josephine Weiling Strassburger, she married Paul F. Crank on October 13, 1934 in Peoria. He died September 3, 1970 in Peoria.6 brothers and 2 sisters also preceded her in death. Josephine is survived by 2 Daughters: Patricia (Charles) Hansen of Colleyville, Texas, and Carol (William) Lafeber of Florissant, Mo., 2 Sons: Richard (Barbara) Crank of Bartonville, and Bernard (Patsy) Crank of Peoria. 14 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren also survive. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Peoria, AARP Volunteers, a Neighborhood House volunteer, and a Bel-Wood Nursing Home volunteer. She was a member of the Democratic League of Women Voters, and did some volunteer work for the Peoria City Library. A Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, 10 a.m. at her church, with the Rev. Terry Cassidy officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a rosary at 5:40 p.m. Further visitation will be half hour prior to the mass on Thursday. Memorials may be made to Bel-Wood Nursing Home. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com