On Friday Morning my Great Grandmother passed away. She was an amazing woman. Both Joey and Bailey sleep with a quilt that she had made. They were both given to me as wedding presents. Please keep my family in your prayers as we lost a very vibrant member.
Crawford, Grace E.
HEDRICK — Grace E. Crawford, 92, formerly of the Hedrick and Farson area, died at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 26, 2008 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.She was born Oct. 1, 1916 near Bladensburg, Iowa to Elmer and Bessie Carter Handy. She married Keith Crawford Sept. 8, 1934. He preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1961.She worked at the Ottumwa Hospital, owned and operated Peanut Farm and was a waitress at the Holiday Inn and Country Barn.She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, flowers and handcrafts. Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth (Larry) Webb of Ottumwa and Alice (Larry) Coble of Hedrick; a son, Robert (Diane) Crawford of Hedrick; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Crawford of Hedrick; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Pearson of Clutier, Iowa.She was preceded in death by her son, Donald Crawford; five brothers, Orien, Clyde, Millard, infant Frankie and infant Joe Handy; two sisters, Mattie Bailey and infant Hazelle Handy.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery near Hedrick.Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa, Special Unit.