OBITUARY

Marilyn Margaret Crank

September 28, 1930January 3, 2021
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Marilyn M. Crank, 90, of Kokomo passed away on January 3 , 2021.

Marilyn Eva Margaret Little was born September 28 1930 in North Kansas City, MO, the youngest of four daughters, to Paul and Freda (Rewoldt) Little. She graduated from North Kansas City High School. In 1949 Marilyn married her high school sweetheart Raymond G. Crank. Ray passed away in 2004. Her sisters Laura Kelly, M. Pauline Vincent, and Verda Vogel also preceded her in death.

Marilyn is survived by three children; Ramona (Paul) Buck of Livonia, MI, Scott Crank of Kokomo, and Tim Crank of Kokomo, three grandchildren; Jessica (Daniel) Westendorf, Thomas Buck, and Kayla Crank, four great grandchildren; Aubrey and Oliver Westendorf, Karmen Crank and Brielle Holmes, and several nieces and nephews.

In her early adult life Marilyn and family lived in Gladstone, MO where she enjoyed spending time with extended family: Mom, Ray's parents and his sisters, her sister Verda and all of their families. A favorite vacation spot was The Lake of the Ozarks. Marilyn also enjoyed party bridge, bowling, and piano songfests with relatives.

In 1971 Marilyn and her family moved to Kokomo, IN. Shortly after her arrival to Indiana, she discovered Duplicate Bridge, and became a Life Master. Marilyn enjoyed playing Bridge for many years in Kokomo at clubs, tournaments, and the Senior Center. She also enjoyed word games, puzzles, crafts, and Facebook. An avid sports fan, especially football and basketball, Marilyn enjoyed picking which team would win the games. She loved Sunday afternoons when her family visited regularly to have dinner and watch sports. Marilyn was a lifelong Lutheran and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Services for Marilyn will be private for the family at Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center Webster Chapel on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11am. Burial will follow at Albright cemetery. You may view the service on Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center's FB page.

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Rhonda Trousdale

January 10, 2021

Marilyn was my favorite aunt. She had such a great laugh and did that often. I was always impressed at how she stayed active and current with the times. We usually had about 18 Words With Friends games going at once and since she was a night owl I knew her games would be waiting for me when I started my early day. I would usually get her playbacks after noon as she was a late riser. I will miss those games so much and will miss her. All my love to my cousins and their families.

Sandy Paulson

January 5, 2021

Tammy got me in on her facebook so i got to see my old buddy!!! Will certainly miss our weekly chats. We had so much fun in K.C. she taught me all the tricks of bridge. i did take her to the hospital when you were ready!! Tim. Glad we got there on time! So many good times i can"t list them all. She sent me a novelty stone that said i'll always be her best friend i know too much!!! my prayers are with you all. love Sandy

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