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Selma F. "Sally" Crain

February 21, 1936 December 8, 2017
Selma F. "Sally"  Crain
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Sally Crain of Knoxville died December 8th at the age of 81 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Theresa Fenske and three sisters. She was born on the family farm in Arlington, South Dakota on February 21, 1936. She will be sadly missed by Bill Crain, her devoted husband of nearly 63 years. She is survived by her children, Debra Patterson, Nancy Crain of Knoxville, and Susan Schwartz (Paul) of Barnesville, Ohio. She was a generous grandmother to Sarah Patterson of Tallahassee, Florida, Paul Patterson (Victoria) of Oak Ridge, Eric Schwartz (Chelsea) of Sicklerville, New Jersey and Dan Schwartz of Brunswick, Georgia. She treasured her great-grandchildren Lillyana, Madelyn and Zachary Patterson. She was looking forward to meeting her next great-grandchild Baby Schwartz. She is survived by her sisters, Mildred Fenske of Knoxville, Barbara Perschke (Fred Lueck), Hilda Chapel, Doris (Dale) Gueck and her brother Dr Arnold (Alanna) Fenske as well as 13 nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong Lutheran and member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a nurse at several institutions over her career. In addition to her family, she enjoyed travelling, flower gardening, cooking and reading. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 12 at 11:00 at Grace Lutheran Church at 9076 Middlebrook Pike. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Lutheran Church or Interfaith Health Clinic at 315 Gill Avenue, Knoxville. Click Funeral Home and Cremations – Middlebrook Chapel is serving the Crain family. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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9076 MIddlebrook Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

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9076 MIddlebrook Pike Knoxville 37923 Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

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