Rose Mary Crane

Rose Mary (Ketcham) Crane, 71, of Berwick passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at her home.

Born in Japan on February 11, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Myrle and Dotty (Takada) Ketcham. She was a graduate of Northwest Area High School and attended Cedarville College, Ohio. Rose worked at several local business including Tech Packaging and Bonham Nursing and Rehab, where she was a nurse’s assistant.

Rose was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Shickshinny. She enjoyed watching romance movies and movies starring Julia Roberts. She was a Philadelphia Eagles fan and also liked Penn State Football.

She married David Crane when she was 19. Her passing ends a relationship of 52 years. In addition to David, she will be greatly missed by her daughter, Amanda Watlington and husband Greg, Arkansas; son, Andre` Crane and companion Stephanie, Berwick; granddaughter, Violet Watlington; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 2 brothers who live in Japan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 6, 2023 at Bible Baptist Church, Shickshinny.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Bible Baptist Church, 43 Furnace St, Shickshinny, PA 18655.

Heller Funeral Home, LLC, Nescopeck is assisting her family. Online messages of comfort may be sent to