Rosina Riso Crane, 92, of Rosedale, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
She was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Clinton to the late Agatino Riso and Calogera Fasciana Riso. She was a retired school teacher having taught music, art, French and English. She was a 1932 graduate of Clinton High School. On June 8, 1947, she graduated from Indiana State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. She also obtained her Master's Degree in Library Science.
Her husband of 62 years, Woodrow "Woody" Crane, whom she married on June 28, 1942, died Jan. 18, 2004.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Crane and his wife, Donella, of Rosedale; one daughter, Diane Williams, and her husband, Ronn, of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Pietrina Riso, of Clinton, Ind.: two sisters-in-law, Virginia (Henry) Ford, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Mary Jo Craine, of Clinton, Ind.; five grandchildren, John Williams, Michael (Melissa) Williams, Tony Williams, Todd (Amy) Crane and Gina (David) Kuhn; six great-grandchildren, Alex Williams, Amanda Williams, Trevor Crane, Kaitlyn Crane, Mahali Williams and Wyatt Kuhn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, "Woody," and a sister, Violet Riso Gozden.
She was a 38-year member of the Friendly Grove Baptist Church. She started her teaching career at Bainbridge and also taught in Pimento and Bridgeton and ended her career 25 years later at Florida Township in Rosedale. She was a choir director at Bridgeton Methodist Church, a member of the indiana and Parke County Retired Teachers Association and a member of the Bridgeton Homemakers Club. She was a very talented musician and owned and played every string instrument. She and her sisters performed for entertainment under the name of Riso Sisters Music Group. She was a member of the ISU Symphony Band and played the base. When she taught music, she not only told you what to do she also played it for you.
Services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in rural Rosedale with the Rev. Perry Mager officiating. Burial will follow in Crane-Brunot Cemetery in rural Rosedale. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Friendly Grove Baptist Church in Rosedale. Memorial contributions, if friends so desire, may be made to Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Camp, P.O. Box 405, Brazil, IN 47834.
Care and arrangements were entrusted to Cottrell-Gooch Funeral Home in Rosedale. Friends may sign an onliine guest register at www.goochfuneralhome.com.