of Marianna, AR
February 15, 1929 - August 4, 2021
Helen Lane Croft, 92, of Marianna, Arkansas, passed away on August 4, 2021. Helen was born on February 15, 1929, in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Glenn Daryll Lane and Nannie Yopp Lane. Helen attended Southwestern, now known as Rhodes College, travelling there from Jonesboro by train. Following her marriage to John L. Croft, she spent the majority of her life in Marianna. Helen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marianna occupying the same pew for sixty-three years.Helen spent her life as a wife and homemaker. She enjoyed driving her red truck out to her farm and delighted in nature with special fondness for sunsets, flowers, and all dogs.She is survived by two daughters, Cecilia Clanton (Don) and Carolyn Gruby (Ron). Helen is also survived by four grandchildren Ben Clanton (Lane), Amy Thakkar (Jay), Lyle Gruby (Marlana), and Merry Helen Mathis (Hunter), and five great-grandchildren, Boyce and Smith Clanton, Mila and Myles Thakker, and Farris Mathis. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Glenn Lane, and her husband John Croft.The family would like to express a special thank you to her caregivers and Marianna Medical Clinic who made her life comfortable and enjoyable.A Memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, August 7, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. with Brother Glenn Hicks Officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the First United Methodist Church (59 S. Poplar Street., Marianna, AR 72360), the Marianna Dog Pound (Friends of the Marianna Dog Pound c/o Lucy Smith, 130 Robertson Ave., Marianna, AR 72360), or the charity of your choice.
I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers.
May your mother go from strength to strength in God's tender care❣️With love, Vince, Nada, Dina
Ms. Gruby, Family and Loved Ones you all are in my prayers. May Mrs. Croft Rest in Heavenly Peace.
Miss Helen was such a wonderful lady. Your family is in my prayers.
What lovely lady, sending comfort for all the family. She lived a long beautiful life. God bless you all.
You are all in my thoughts and special prayers for comfort. She was such a beautiful lady who will be missed by many!
Carolyn saw this just now, so sorry for your loss, but I know she is so happy with Mr. John. I truly loved that lady worked for her for quite a few years. She was such a good friend. Just thinking about her the other day. prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort during this time and beyond. Please know I really did think the world of Ms. Helen. She was a beautiful and loving lady to all who knew her. Rest in peace lovely lady1
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ms. Helen was a true Southern Lady! I always enjoyed talking to Ms. Helen when I would see her around town Love and Prayers for you all!
So sorry for your loss..
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Marianna will sorely miss her. Prayers for all the family!
Carolyn, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Praying for you and your family during this sad time.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you close🙏🏻
I’m so sorry. Praying for you.