Catherine M. Crandell


Catherine Crandell, 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Monday February 23, 2009 at Wexner Heritage Village. Born to Burrell and Sallie Scotten on November 25 1929. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents.

Catherine was a retired educator and principal with Columbus City Schools with 39 years of service. She was a devoted lifetime member of First AME Zion Church. She was passionate about singing and directing the church choir. Catherine was a devoted member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc and TWIG 110 of Nationwide Childrens Hospital. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University and earned a masters degree from Xavier University

Catherine is survived by her loving cousins and caregivers, Jacqueline (Henry) Sherrod, cousins Renee (Alex) Shumate, Rodney (Nia) McBride, Kerry McBride all of Columbus Ohio, Elizabeth Gant of New York, NY, Mary Johnson of Concord, NC, Keith (Carol) McBride of Ellerbe, NC, Kim Johnson, John Johnson, Darnell McBride of Charlotte, NC and numerous cousins in Jacksonville, FL. Catherine will also be missed by her lifetime best friends and special sisters, Hazel C. Kerr of Columbus, OH and Cecelia Kerr of Los Angeles, CA.

A special thank you to her nurses Ann and Willie Mae at Wexner Heritage who lovingly cared for Catherine in her final days. Catherine was a brave, caring person who loved the Lord and her family.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I am so sorry to hear about "es;Aunt Catherine"es; Our family here in Denver send our sincere Condolences to you. God will here you when You call. She was very dear to our parents Annie Ruth and James Lash when we lived in Ohio. We all attended Caldwell Temple until moving to Colorado in 1964.

    "es;Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest"es; Matthew 11:28.


    Edith Lash-Gray
    Annie Ruth Lash
    3335 S. Ulster Ct.
    Denver, CO 80231

  2. Mrs. Crandell touched many lives and she will be missed by so many. I will truly miss her yearly Christmas card to my family. My prayers go out to her family and to the many friends she had. I will miss her.

  3. Evelyn "Elaine" Bell

    You were an inspiration to many, and will be sorely missed.

    Mrs. Evelyn "es;Elaine"es; Bell
    Interim Chief Academic Officer
    Columbus City Schools

  4. Marvenia E. Bosley,Ph.d

    Catherine was a great educator who served our children well for many, many years.She made a difference in the lives of children and we are forever grateful that she shared her expertise, her gentle spirit, with the Columbus City Schools and our children. She will be missed.

  5. Charlene Robinson

    Mrs. Crandell

    Thank you for the wonderful 12 years I had of working with you. You were the one that brought me into the Cols. City Schools. Without you I would not be part of their family today. You are going to be missed greatly. God has taken a special angel to live with him.

  6. Dr. Marvenia E. Bosley

    You touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

    Dr. Marvenia E. Bosley,
    former Deputy Superintendent (retired)
    Columbus City Schools

  7. Soror Pamela J. Wilson

    Soror Crandell:

    The road might have seen rough and the going might have seen tough but God called one of his precious angels home to be at peace. You will be missed but always remember. Peace and love to the family, and never let go of his Faith.

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