Helen M. Crawford 1922 - 2011 Overbrook
Funeral services for Helen M. Crawford, 88, of Overbrook, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Centropolis Christian Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Centropolis.
Mrs. Crawford died Monday, March 7, 2011, at her home.
She was born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Grove County, the daughter of George C. and Hazel Ann Huston Rhine. She graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1940.
She lived in Overbrook the last 45 years, moving from the Baldwin City area in 1966, where she had lived for 36 years.
Mrs. Crawford was a homemaker. She also worked in the maintenance and janitorial departments for Baker University for 10 years and Baldwin High School for 15 years, retiring in the mid-1990s.
She was a member of Centropolis Christian Church and Centropolis E.H.U.
She married Roy D. Crawford on Aug. 15, 1942, in Ottawa. They celebrated 66 years together. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2008.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Clyde Crawford, a son-in-law, Leonard Shuck, three sisters, Phillis Rebarchek, Kathryn Snodgrass and Lillian Chemings, two brothers, George Rhine and Rolland Rhine, and two grandsons, Luke Terrell and Clifford Sudja.
Survivors include four daughters, Dee Ann Shuck, Ottawa, Claudia Terrell, Lawrence, and Nancy Sanders and husband Tom, and Lois Ardahl and husband Jay, all of Overbrook; a brother, Clyde Rhine, Wellsville; a sister, Alma Warnock, Overland Park; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Centropolis Christian Church.
The family suggests memorials to Centropolis Christian Church, sent in care of the mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Online condolences may be sent to the family through firstname.lastname@example.org.