In loving memory of

Richard Craney
October 18, 1963 - August 31, 2023

Richard "Rich" Craney, 59, of Jasper, sadly passed away on August 31, 2023. He had been recovering from a heart attack that occurred early this past spring.

Rich was born to J. Howard and Martha Craney on October 18, 1963. He was the youngest of their six children. Rich was a graduate of Barr-Reeve High School and the Oakland City Vocational Program. Rich held various jobs in farming and factories in Jasper.

Rich loved to play cards, watch sports, and talk with others. He was a fun-loving and thoughtful individual.

Rich is survived by his sisters: Marietta (Joy Carter) Craney, Marsha Craney, Janet (John) Toy, and one brother, Joseph (Carolyn) Craney; two nieces, Sarah (Doug) Ding and Katie (Nick) Robbins; and two nephews, Cameron Craney and Conner (Morgan) Craney.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, J. Howard and Martha (Arvin) Craney, and a sister, Joyce Craney, and two siblings, Pamela and James, who died at birth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Richard's name to: the American Heart Association at PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692; or the Alzheimers Association at 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830.

Visitation for Richard Craney will be 4:00-7:00 pm, Friday, September 8, 2023, at the All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard Craney will be celebrated by the Father Sudhakar Bhastati at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 9, 2023, at the All Saints Catholic Church in Cannelburg. Burial will follow in the St. Peter Cemetery in Montgomery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

The staff of the Ed Lee Mortuary is honored to have been entrusted with arrangements for Richard Craney.


Howard Ellis wrote on Sep 5, 2023:

"Very sorry for Your loss. I got to know Richard while at Oakland City College. Nice Guy we would talk sports when we were in College. Thoughts and Prayers for the Family."