Ida Mae Cranfill, 88, of Justin, TX, peacefully passed from this Earth
to Heaven on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 surrounded by loved ones. Ida
Mae was born in Tye, TX on May 22, 1921 to Birdie (Seymour) and Kit
Carson Woods. Ida Mae was a long time resident of Abilene. She married
R.C. ”Doc” Cranfill September 7, 1959 and they began building a life
together in Abilene. Ida could accomplish anything she set her mind to.
She encouraged those around her that they could do the same! She
enjoyed sewing, visiting family and friends, bowling, playing cards and
dominos with her grandkids, making memories at Lake Coleman, traveling
with the Abilene Sundowners Good Sam club, and talking about the good
old days. Ida moved to Justin in September of 2008 where she enjoyed
the scenery and spending time with her son and family. Ida Mae was a
loving sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother,
great-great grandmother, and friend. Many lives have been touched and
changed by knowing her!
Ida Mae was preceded in death by many loved ones: parents Birdie and
Kit Woods; husband “Doc” Cranfill, four sons: James Whitley, Raymond
Whitley, R.A. Cranfill, and Arlie Whitley; sister Ruby Evelyn Minter;
and brother Elmer Woods.
Ida Mae is survived by: daughter Kay Flethcher of Plainfield, IL; three
sisters: Kitty Carolyn Stuart of Gonzalez, TX, June Phelps of Belton,
TX, and Ella Hammett of Henderson, TX; and numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews who
love her deeply.
She will be dearly missed by many!
Visitation will be Monday, March 1, from 6-7:30 at North’s Funeral
Home, 242 Orange Street. Services will be at 1:00 Tuesday, March 2, at
Southern Hills Church of Christ with Danny Minton officiating. Burial
will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery directed by North’s Funeral Home.