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Wilda Burns Crane went home to be with Jesus on January 13, 2015. Visitation will be held 12-1:30PM Friday, January 16, 2015 at First Baptist Raytown. A memorial service will follow at 1:30PM. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
Wilda was born in Kansas City to Barney Nicholas and Ada Mae Burns on April 20, 1920. After graduating from Central High School, Wilda graduated from Kansas City Business College and then worked at The Federal Reserve Bank. After meeting and marrying her love Bill Crane in 1947, she became a full-time housewife and mother to their only child, Cinda. When their daughter began grade school, Wilda began working at The Old Woman in the Shoe Nursery at the Blue Ridge Mall. Working as the manager for 25 years was such a joy for Wilda. She loved her staff and all the children who came in the “little red door”. Wilda was also co-director of the infant/toddler nursery at her church, First Baptist Raytown for many years.
Wilda’s positive and encouraging attitude was her trademark along with that sweet, sweet smile. She never stopped witnessing and sharing the precious love she knew in Jesus; her best friend. Wilda will be missed by her daughter Cinda and husband Bruce, three grandchildren with their spouses, and nine great grandchildren as well as a multitude of friends and members of her church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of America Christmas Pageant at First Baptist Church Raytown.