The Ponca City News
Ponca City, Oklahoma
March 14, 2001
OBITUARY - BILL CRAWFORD
MOUNT AYR, Iowa — Bill CRAWFORD, father of Donald CRAWFORD of Ponca City, died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Clearview Home
in Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was 84.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Wilson-Watson and Armstrong
Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with the Rev. Michael DRUHL officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery with
military rites performed by American Legion Ringgold Post 172.
Bill CRAWFORD was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Hastings, Iowa,
the son of Roy E. CRAWFORD and Iva Mae (DIXON) CRAWFORD. He grew up in Hastings and Mount Ayr, Iowa. During World War II,
he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands and Okinawa. On Nov. 23, 1941, he married Catherine DAHLGRAM in Rockport, Mo. He
was employed as a mechanic for Main Motors, Johnson Chevrolet and Rose Implement, all of Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was a member
of Ringgold Post 172 American Legion.
Survivors include his wife of the home; five sons, Donald CRAWFORD of Ponca City,
Larry CRAWFORD of Indianola, Iowa, John CRAWFORD of Orange City, Iowa, and Harold CRAWFORD and Bernard CRAWFORD, both of
Mount Ayr, Iowa; three daughters, Ann BEECH of Carlisle, Iowa, Rosemary SCHLAPIA and Doris CRAWFORD, both of Mount Ayr; a
brother, Waldo CRAWFORD of Hastings, Iowa; a sister, Lillian PAYNE of Sidney, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and five
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert CRAWFORD; three brothers, Wayne, Wendell
and Warren CRAWFORD; and four sisters, Evelyn RESH, Nedra EDMONDS, Thelma STOGDILL and Rita MOSIER.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2009
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