Betty Ann Kranenberg, 81, of Ranson passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at Shenandoah Center, Charles Town.

Born July 17, 1938 in Winchester, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late John Braithwaite and Freda V. (Fishel) Braithwaite.

Betty retired from Fashion Bug as a Manager.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ranson.

She graduated from Charles Town High School.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy A. Day and husband Shawn, of Charles Town, sons, CarlĀ  Lee Kranenberg and wife Patti, of Leesburg, Virginia, Michael Wayne Kranenberg, of Aiken, South Carolina, John David Kranenberg, of Ranson and James Scott Kranenberg, of Hedgesville; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother, James Braithwaite, of Berryville, Virginia and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Kranenberg who died Aug. 25, 2002; brothers, John Braithwaite, Paul Braithwaite, Robert Braithwaite and Richard Braithwaite.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town with Chaplain Tony Pirrone officiating.

Interment will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, in Winchester, Virginia.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Relay for Life, c/o Patricia Ott, 145 Donald Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414.

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