Jennifer Cranford

Obituary of Jennifer Rhea Cranford

Jennifer R. Snyder was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 3, 1963. She would attend and graduate from Lakeview High School with the class of 1978.  Later in life, Jennifer would meet and marry the love of her life: Greg Cranford. Together the couple would make their home in Newport, Michigan.  

When Jennifer and Greg owned property in Gladwin, Michigan, the couple would take their four wheelers out on excursions throughout the area. They also enjoyed dropping a line in the water off their boat while away. Every summer, Jennifer and Greg would camp. In fact, they would leave their tent up all week, so it would be ready for them when they arrived for the weekend, until a racoon had destroyed their unattended tent one time.

In her quiet time, Jennifer would log into her gaming application. She most frequently played Township but reveled in playing Zombie Land until it was canceled.

Jennifer was quite the movie buff as she owned at least five-hundred DVD movies. Her collection was mostly horror and disaster movies with roughly ten titles of this assortment were of the non-fear genre. Jennifer’s go-to movie was Ghost. She and Greg would always say the iconic lines, “love you” “ditto”, from that film nightly to each other.

Family was of the utmost importance to Jennifer. She relished spending time with her grandchildren, even if their time together was something as simple as watching cartoons and on occasion a horror movie. Being the family jokester, Jennifer was often the orchestrator of many pranks, with which she lovingly would harass her family.

Jennifer delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service and was also a Karaoke DJ at the Eagle’s club before they closed. She could belt out many tunes to get the crowd jumping. Her favorite songs to sing were Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin, Turn the Page by Bob Seger and The Devil Went Down to Georgia by the Charlie Daniels Band.

Per Jennifer’s wishes and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, her services are private. Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 has been entrusted with her care. A celebration of her life will take place in the Spring.

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