Gwendolyn Sue (Crane) Cockrell
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Gwendolyn Sue (Crane) Cockrell , Age: 79
May 30, 1938 -- February 28, 2018

Gwendolyn (Gwen) Sue Cockrell, 79, of Overland Park, KS passed away February 28, 2018 at her home. A private family burial took place on March 2nd at Highland Cemetery of Prairie Village. A memorial service will be held , Saturday, March 17th at 10 am at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS. Visitation will occur at the conclusion of the memorial service.

Gwen is survived by her husband George Franklin (Frank) of 53 years, 3 children; Marcus Crane and wife D’An, Matthew Harper and Mary Allison and husband Patrick Hurley, and grandsons Samuel Franklin and Benjamin Patrick Hurley. Along with many nieces and nephews. Gwen was born in May 1938 in Columbia, MO, to Wayne and Mary Crane and they preceded her in death in 1990 and 2011, respectively. Gwen is survived by sisters Jacquelyn (husband George) Stamper of Columbia, MO and Judith Denney of Kansas City, MO. Gwen grew up in Columbia, MO and was a 1956 Hickman High School graduate, a 1958 Christian College graduate and attended the University of MO. Gwen was a member of Church of the Resurrection (COR), Leawood, KS and just prior, Central United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO. Kindly omit funeral flowers with the family suggesting contributions to COR and its programs. Gwen resided nearly 12 years overseas in connection with Frank’s employment and sons Marcus and Matthew were born abroad. Many friendships developed in connection with residencies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. Gwen loved being around people and was an avid reader of books. Her church life involved her being on church boards and committees and loved most her commitment to an Acolyte trainer role for 15 years. Gwen loved celebrating and decorating for every holiday. Her most precious time was spent with family and friends. Gwen’s presence will be greatly missed.

Additional Service: Memorial Service
Location: Church of the Resurrection (Wesley Chapel)
Address: 13720 Roe Avenue
City: Leawood
State: KS
Zip Code: 66224
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Dave Lillard March 03, 2018

Friend Prairie Village , Kansas

My deepest sympathy for Frank and family. Mardel considered Gwen a great friend and always enjoyed being with her. We will all miss her great smile and enthusiasm for life. -- Dave

Ruth Case March 03, 2018

Friend Lees Summit , Missouri

Frank - I was so sorry to learn of Gwen's death. I enjoyed my friendship with her very much and send you my sincere sympathy. Ruth

Jil BROWN March 04, 2018

Former room-mate Raymore , Missouri

I was Gwen's room-mate on the Plaza,my first year out of college when I was flying for TWA. She was one of the nicest and easiest persons to be around. I would think of her from time to time and wished I had acted on it. Jil(Landram) McMahan-Brown

Marilyn Randa March 05, 2018

Friend of husband Frank Overland Park , Kansas

I did not get the pleasure to meet Gwen. However, Frank, volunteers as a certified LTC Ombudsman. Sometimes we do not know why things happen. All we can do, is hold on to the memories, the love and each other. May you and your family find peace during this time of sorrow. On behalf of the Long Term Care Ombudsmen, Our Sympathy to Frank and his family. Marilyn Randa - Region 3 LTC Ombudsman