Jewell Dean Marlar Cranford

Friday, July 31, 2020

Jewell Dean Marlar Cranford, 92, of Rector, Ark., passed away on Tuesday July 28, 2020, at the Rector Nursing and Rehab in Rector. She was born on January 30, 1928, in Rector, to the late Jewell and Lena Cox Marlar.

Jewell was a member of the Rector First United Methodist Church and served faithfully until her health would no longer allow her to do so.

Jewell was preceded in death by her parents; and her loving husband, Robert Donald Cranford. She is survived by her children, Jeff Cranford of Memphis, Tenn. and Carol (Rick) Humke of Monument, Colo.; grandchildren, Jenny (Adam) Montoya of Centerville, Ohio, Olivia (Brett) Humke of Orlando, Fla., Marcus Cranford of Denver, Colo. and Cara (Mitch) Cranford of Mason City, Iowa; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Marlar of Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Eula Jean Haywood of Piggott, Ark. and Sue Gamble of Kennett, Mo.; along with a host of other special relatives and friends.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the family will have a private graveside service, and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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