Born 6-15-1919 -- Died 5-30-2006
Bessie Marie Crawford, died May 30, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, at the age of 86.
She was born June 15, 1919, in Matthews, Mo., daughter of the late John Harvey and Maudie Marie (Horn) Duckworth.
She was united in marriage Aug. 26, 1933, in New Madrid, Mo., to John Loren Crawford who preceded her in death Dec. 19, 1995.
She was employed by Puritan Fashions in Thayer for many years. She was a member of the Thayer Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, James Kenneth Crawford and wife Billie of Midlothian, Ill., and Jerry John Crawford of Thayer; seven grandchildren, Gary Crawford and wife, Cathy of Midlothian, Larry Crawford and wife Kim of Lennox, Ill., James Crawford of Becher, Ill., Bruce Cawford and wife Laurie of Frankfort, Ill. Debi Rhode and husband Roy of Arlington Heights, Ill., Michelle Jones and husband Roger of Pocahontas, and Traci Komm and husband Kenny of Thayer; 13 great-grandchildren, Steph-anie Gerri, Alex, Amy, Sarah, Nick, Matt, Matthew, Taylor, Clint, Kristen, Kyle and Jessie; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Talmedge Dale Crawford; and one great-granddaughter, Laken Haley.
The funeral services were held June 3 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with burial in the Thayer Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Robinson officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Kenny Komm, Roger Jones, Gary Crawford, Larry Crawford, James Crawford and Bruce Crawford.