OBITUARY

Helen Stewart Crank

March 8, 1924February 21, 2021
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Helen Maxine Stewart Crank, 96, passed away peacefully in her home on February 21, 2021.

Born on March 8, 1924 in Moberly, Missouri; she was the daughter of the late L. Paul Stewart and Oleva Hamilton Stewart and wife of the late Philip Lloyd Crank, Sr.

After retiring from IBM, she and her husband were avid RV’ers. They had many friends who they went with on trips with to various locations.

She is survived by her children: Philip Crank, Jr. and wife Martina, of Ticonderoga, NY and Sebastian, Fl; daughter: P. Lloyan Faulkner of Great Falls Montana, her Daughter in law Marty Crank, and her faithful dog companion Kara.

She is survived by 10 Grandchildren and 23 Great-Grand Children and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister Paula Brennan of Florida and brother Jack Stewart of Missouri and Texas.

She is survived by special friends Frank and Becky Brown of North Carolina.

The family wants to give special thanks to Olivia and Laurie, her long-term caregivers, who enabled ”Miss Helen” to stay in her home, which was her request.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Stewart Allen Crank , her sister Pauline Payne, Brother Paul Stewart, Sister Juanita Copenhaver, Grandson Jeremy Crank, and Great- Granddaughter Olivia Moore.

Funeral Services for the Family will be held on February 28, 2021 at 11 am in the funeral home chapel, with interment to follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live streamed beginning at 11 am through the Facebook Page of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park.

If you would like to leave a message of condolence for the Crank Family, you may do so below within "add a memory".

Services

28 February

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park

Chapel

7209 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina

Interment to Follow at Raleigh Memorial Park

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David Wiseman

February 28, 2021

We shared many wonderful years together with Helen and Phil at Cary Presbyterian Church, most especially with our Covenant Group where the two of them were the experienced grandparents who paved the way for the rest of us. They both served faithfully as Elders at the church and offered such vitality to our faith community.

We blend voice with many others in giving thanks for Helen’s long and remarkable life.

Jeannene and David Wiseman, former pastor

Keith and Reba McPherson

February 27, 2021

Mrs. Crank has been our neighbor for many years. We have enjoyed talking with her and letting our dogs play together. Smoochie and Chaco had fun chasing each other around the yard while we chatted. Our sincere condolences go to her family, and to her faithful caregivers, Olivia and Laurie. She often told us she wanted to be able to stay in her home, and we are so glad that wish was able to be fulfilled for her. We will miss her.
Keith and Reba

Martina Crank

February 25, 2021

Laurie Hammonds

February 25, 2021

Ms. Helen I am truly going to miss you. I got to know you 4 years ago and it was an absolute pleasure. RIP sweetie Love You!

Pat (Payne) Schroat

February 25, 2021

A special lady lifted right into the arms of Jesus and now is walking right beside Phil Sr. My life was blessed to have known Helen and I’ll cherish my memories. My condolences to the whole family, I know you all have many memories to cherish and many stories to share with the upcoming generations. God Bless you all.
Love Tom & Pat Schroat

Martina Crank

February 24, 2021

H. D.

February 24, 2021

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