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Marsha (Harper) Crannick

March 13, 1948 ~ April 24, 2019 (age 71)

Marsha Harper Crannick, age 71 years, a resident of New Columbia and a former resident of St. Louis, MO, passed away Wednesday morning, April 24, 2019 at 9:56 am at her residence.

Marsha was born March 13, 1948 in Sullivan, IL. She was the daughter of the late Ernest “Buster” Harper and the late Mabel Farmer Harper and a graduate of Sullivan High School in Sullivan, IL.

Marsha is survived by her husband William Crannick of New Columbia; a daughter, Melissa McGhee and husband Michael of Johnston, IA; a son, Michael Marietta of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Madison, Marik, Josh and Mikey; sisters, Candy Gidcumb and husband Lance of North Carolina, Leisa Soer and husband Joe of Grafton, IL and Cheryl Anderson and husband John of Victoria, TX; brother, Kerry Harper of Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Marsha was preceded in death by her father, mother, and sister, Janice Harper Hanna.

Visitation will be held Sunday April 28, 2019 from 1 pm until 2 pm at the New Hope Baptist Church. A funeral service will begin at 2 pm with Bro. Frank Forthman, Jr. officiating and burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be given in Marsha’s name to American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA  22215 or New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 5734 Black Hill Road, Belknap, IL 62908.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis. Online condolences may be left at

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