Pearl Rosalie “Rosie” Crandell
April 29, 1931- July 11, 2012
Pearl Rosalie “Rosie” Crandell, 81, of Lothian, MD passed away July 11, 2012 at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. She was born April 29, 1931 in Bristol, MD to Eugene P. and Ella E. (Catterton) Griffith. Rosalie was raised on her family’s farm in Bristol and attended Owensville Elementary School in West River and graduated from Southern High School in Lothian, MD. She married Nelson Reed Crandell on March 28, 1953 and they resided in Lothian. Rosalie was employed as a bank teller at the former Maryland National Bank, now Bank of America, in Upper Marlboro, MD and retired from the bank after 35 years of employment. She was also a homemaker and a farm wife. Rosalie was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Lothian. In her leisure time, she enjoyed gardening, dancing, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Nelson Reed Crandell who passed away July 18, 2005. She is survived by a daughter Deborah Crandell Whetzel; grandchildren Melissa L. and Josh S. Whetzel, all of Lothian. Also surviving are great grandchildren Hailey L. and Colin L. Whetzel, a sister Virginia G. Schmitt, a brother Earl E. “Sonny” Griffith and wife Lillian and a nephew Jeffrey Griffith and wife Chris, all of Lothian, MD.
Monday, July 16, 2012