Loretta Marion Craney, 104, of Eau Claire, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Oak Gardens Place in Altoona.
Loretta was born on July 5, 1912 to Frank and Pearl (LaGore) Oatman in Eau Claire. A lifelong resident of the Shawtown/Mt. Washington area, she was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend. She will be remembered for her intelligence, humor, wisdom and zest for life.
Loretta is survived by her sons Stephen Craney, of Winona, Minnesota and Terrance Craney of Madison, Wisconsin, their wives and children.
Married May 10, 1941, Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Craney in 1976, and by her only siblings, brothers Willis and Lloyd Oatman. Of her and Sidney’s siblings and their spouses (26 in total), she was the last one to pass.
Memorial service will be held on May 6, 2017 at 11:00 am at Smith Funeral Chapel in Eau Claire with interment following at Lakeview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be directed to either the First Baptist Church of Eau Claire or the Meals on Wheels program of Eau Claire County.