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Jeremiah Edward "Ed" Crabb V 1918 - 2007 Williamsburg

Williamsburg - Memorial services for Jeremiah Edward "Ed" Crabb V, 88, Williamsburg, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Graveside inurnment services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.Mr. Crabb died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.He was born June 12, 1918, in Linwood, the son of Jeremiah Edward IV and Grace Opal Hallenbeck Crabb. He attended school in Linwood and Colony. He moved to Colony in 1934 and then to Williamsburg in 1935. He moved to Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in July 2006.Mr. Crabb served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attained the rank of buck sergeant. He served in the North African, Sicilian, Italian and Southern France campaigns.He was owner and operator of Crabb's Grocery and Service Station from 1951 to 1980. He also owned and operated Crabb's Salvage until he retired in 2002 because of failing health.Mr. Crabb was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Hull-Cromwell Post 119, the American Legion in Waverly and Williamsburg Lions Club. He served as mayor of Williamsburg in the 1960s and also served as a city councilman for many years.He married Captola Beauthon "Cap" Smith on Dec. 30, 1948, in Phoenix. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Jeremiah E. "Jerry" VI and wife Vicki, Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Donna S. Nyght and husband Ron, Shawnee, and Marianne Vilander and husband Randy, Topeka; two brothers, Hugh, Florida, and William C., Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Arlie R. Riggs, Westcliffe, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Grace and John Dunlap, and Caitlin, Hayley and Hillary Crabb and Rachael and Brandon Vilander; and a stepgranddaughter, Rebecca Nyght.Mr. Crabb was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; and a sister, Jennie Lou Crabb.The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa.The family suggests memorials to the church or Hospice Care of Kansas, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailtodengelmortuary@sbcglobal.net">dengelmortuary@sbcglobal.net</a>.