Linda Crane

Alton |

Linda (Sheary) Crane, 78, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2023 at Alton Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness, with her family by her side.  She was born on May 25, 1945 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Paul and Faith (Arnold) Sheary.

She was introduced to her husband, Don Crane by her brother on a blind date.  They met and married in 6 weeks and would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on November 26, 2023.

She is the loving mother of two daughters, Pam (Lee) Koenig of St. Louis, MO and Sheary (Tom) Meyer of Nolensville, TN.  Linda loved being a grandmother to her 4 grandchildren: Stan and Rylee Koenig of St. Louis, MO and Aiden and Addison Meyer of Nolensville, TN as well as 4 cute grand puppies.

After retiring from Laclede Steel, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, spent more time cooking and baking.  Linda would never turn down a good card game or shy away from organizing a shopping trip for over 150 women, that went on for over 22 years.

Along with her husband, Don, they enjoyed spending time with their lifelong friends, Betty and Terry Burns, Ed and Rosalie Huebener and Bill and Nancy Tierney.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Michael Sheary and her dearest friend, Nancy Smith.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2023.  Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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