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Building Name: Webberville United Methodist Church

City: Webberville

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1976

Subject/Title of Window: Ornamental

Brief Description of Subject: This stained glass window is located to the left or south of the front doors as you enter Webberville United Methodist Church. It was given in honor of Clara Price Crossley, a long time member of the church, by her family. She held many offices and was a willing worker in every cause. We remember that Bill Wheeler gave the eulogy at her funeral. He used Edgar Guest’s poem, “They Said It Couldn’t Be Done, But He Did It.” He changed the pronoun “he” to “she”, thus reminding us that Clara saw to it that her responsibilities were carried out with vigor. Clara was married to William Crossley, son of Mary and Benjamin Crossley, and lived on S. Summitt Street until her home burned. She lived at Webberville Mobile Home Park and then moved to the home on N. Main Street now occupied by young Clifford Dodson. William Crossley’s daughter, Marian, was the wife of Lloyd Leonard, who owned Clara’s home before the Dodson’s. After her marriage to William, they had a store on Grand River for a few years and William worked at the condenser, which was located along the railroad tracks where the new Leroy Township Hall is located. Clara taught at the Dansville Elementary School for many years. She was a devoted teacher and always a student herself. In her eighties, she attended a seminar in England-possibly religious. William and Clara’s sons were Dr. Richard Crossley (deceased), Benjamin Crossley, an attorney, and Robert Crossley, salesman. All three of these boys grew up in Webberville United Methodist Church.

Height: 79”

Width: 37 1/2”

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass


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