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Christopher David Crane

Christopher David Crane, 49, Canton, Mo., entered his eternal home the morning of Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at his home in Canton.

Chris was born Jan. 19, 1974, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of James M. and Linda L. Byrnes Crane.

He attended Canton R-V School, graduating in 1992. 

He worked for Janney Construction out of high school until the fall of 1993, when he entered Central Missouri State University where he was member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.  He spent the next 17 years in the Kansas City/Blue Springs, Mo. area working in construction and the restaurant industries.  

Time in the Kansas City area afforded Chris the opportunity to satisfy his love of the arts.From music, to authors, to local artists creations, he was able to feed his creative nature.  

Chris loved the midwest with its four seasons, rides to the river and farm with his partner, Scarlet, and his Kansas City Chiefs and Royals teams.  He was an accomplished cook, although never accepting the label as “chef” as he said he did not earn that title.  

Elementary, high school and college friendships were cherished and held close to Chris’ heart.  His smile was the bridge to many life-long relationships.

He is survived by his parents, both of Canton; a brother, James Michael Crane, Bethalto, Ill.; niece, Morgan Marie Crane, and nephew, James Cooper Crane, both of Bethalto, Ill.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Virginia Schulten Byrnes; paternal grandparents, Morgan and Georgia Crane; stepmother, Becky Crane; an uncle, Emmett Crane; and aunts, Connie (Crane) Wolf, Joyce (Crane) Bock, Jeraldine (Crane) Baker and Betty (Crane) Key. 

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m., at Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Steve Jarvis officiating. Inurnment will be in the Warren Cemetery at Warren, Mo., at a later date.

Honorary pallbearers will be Casey Schaller, Adam Schaller, Jamie Thousand, DJ Shepherd, Jake Job, Teddy Livingston, Eric Goodwin, Sam Daughtry, Steve Daughtry and Shay Winters.

Visitation will be held Feb. 18 from 2 p.m. until the time of services at Arnold’s Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Canton First Baptist Church Youth Ministry.

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