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Mr. Raymond W. Craven - 1113 Arthur passed away Friday afternoon at Borgess Hospital.  He was born March 1, 1895 in Kalamazoo and had been a lifelong resident of this community.   Had been employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad for 44 years, retiring in 1961.  He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; one step-son, William J. McLain of Chicago;  two step-daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jean) Brennan and Mrs. Arthur (Joyce) Jean, both of Kalamazoo;  11 grandchildren;  two great-grand-children; one brother, George W. Craven, Sr. of Kalamazoo;  one sister, Mrs. Ray (Nettie) Lum of Irons, Mich.;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Donovan Funeral Home after 7 o’clock this evening where Bible Reading Services will be held Sunday evening at 8 o’clock.  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at one, Father Edward Palmer officiating.  Burial in Riverside Cemetery.  The family suggests that those who wish make contributions to the Heart Fund. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 29 Jan 1972

Rev. J. O. Crawford, Sr. - Lenorr Home, Columbia, MO passed away there Sept. 21, 1971.   Rev. Crawford was born Oct. 8, 1977, in Williamsport, Pa., resided in Columbia, Mo. since 1956 following his retirement.  Was the minister of Flint, Saginaw, Mt. Pleasant Christian churches and former minister of the Park St. Christian Church, Kalamazoo, retiring from there in 1942.  Surviving are 2 sons and one daughter, Miss Doris Crawford, Batala, Punjab, Indian,  Donald, Indian River, Mich.  and J.O. Jr., Kalamazoo;   2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Rev. Crawford will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, to be taken to Riverside Cemetery for graveside services at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dr. Kenneth B. Seeley officiating.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 22 Sept 1971

Mr. Orrin (Orrie) G. Crawford - 1701 Olmsted Rd. passed away Sunday.   Mr. Crawford was born June 10, 1887 in Lawrence, Mich. and had been a lifelong resident of this community.  Surviving are 2 nieces and 1 nephew, Neva Conover, Harold Myers and Cleo Stamper.  Graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at Riverside cemetery.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 9 May 1977

Mr. Vern Crawford - 4110 Jody Lane passed away June 12, 1977, at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Crawford was born Feb. 5, 1905, in Texas Township.  He worked as a millwright for the King Paper Mill.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Nellie;  a sister, Nellie Shoup of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at  the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, Rev. Charles R. Hulbert, of Bethelem Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 13 Jun 1977

Mr. John E. Cray - 9362 West H Ave., Kalamazoo, age 81, passed away at his home Tuesday morning after a lingering illness.  Mr. Cray was born January 17, 1890 in Jackson Co., Wisconsin, son of Almund and Ida Boss Cray and had been a resident of Kalamazoo Co. for the past 48 years.  He was a veteran of the first World War.  On December 1, 1917 he was married to Laura Polmateer, who survives.  Also surviving are:  one son, Earl of Kalamazoo; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; three nieces.  Mr. Cray was a farmer; also was employed at the Sutherland Paper Mill for 17 years, retiring in 1954. Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel where funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1, Rev. R. S. Carpenter officiating.  Interment in the family lot, West Oshtemo Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Tues 13 April 1971

Mrs. Sadie V. Craven - 1128 E. Kilgore Rd. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1971.  Mrs. Craven was born April 24, 1887, in Kalamazoo, had been a lifelong resident here.  Surviving are the husband, George W. Sr., one daughter and one son, Mrs. Lois C. Goodwin, Newfane, Vt. and George W. Jr. of Kalamazoo; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wilma Craven, widow of Wayne L. Craven, who passed away in February, 1971; sister, Miss Lucille Van de Laare of Kalamazoo; 6 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 4 nephews and 2 nieces.  The family suggests that memorials be made to Multiple Sclerosis or charity of choice.  Service arrangements will be announced later.  Friends may call at the Langeland Chapel, 622. S. Burdick.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Thurs. 23 Dec 1971

Mrs. Mary Ann Crawford - age 92, Formerly of Kalamazoo passed away at the Hope Nursing Home, Lawton, Friday afternoon.  Mrs. Crawford was born in Ontario, Canada, Nov. 10, 1884, and had lived in the area most of her life.  She had been employed as a hotel baker and was a cook by profession.  She was married to Fred Burnside, who preceded her in death in 1951 and she was later married to Arthur Crawford, who preceded her in death in February of 1976.  Surviving her are: one son, F. James Burnside of Fedhaven, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Aileen Nash,  Mrs. Phoebe Stocker and Mrs. Evelyn Thysse, all of Kalamazoo and Mrs. Leslie (Florence) Penhorwood of Salem, Oregon;  21 grandchildren;  58 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home, Vicksburg where the family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 and where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Noel Beavers of the Comstock Church of Christ officiating.  Interment, Genessee (sic) Prairie Cemetery. The family suggests that those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Comstock Church of Christ.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat. 4 Dec 1976

Mrs. Miriam Louise Creek - 1234 Egleston passed away Wednesday evening, November 26, 1975.  Mrs. Creek was born in Peru, Indiana September 9, 1902 daughter of Bernard and Mary Brennan.  She was a retired teacher having taught at St. Joseph school.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, and the Altar Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Creek, in 1959.  She is survived by a son; Joseph B.; a brother, Joseph Brennan, both of Kalamazoo;  three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Smink and Mrs. Peg Hipskind, both of Kalamazoo, Sister Aloysia, Sister of Providence, Terre Haute, Ind.;  three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at  the Redmond Funeral Home, where prayers services will be held this evening at 7.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Saturday morning at 9:30.  Interment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri Nov 28 1975

Clifton P. Cribb - 6017 Eagle Court, Portage, passed away Friday afternoon, May 26, 1972.  Born January 4, 1970 in Georgetown, South Carolina.  Surviving are: parents, Edward and Andrea Cribb, Portage; one sister, Crystal;  grand-parents; several aunts and uncles.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2 o’clock at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Rev. Carl Holwerda of the Lake Center Bible Church officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Portage Chapel after 7 o’clock this evening.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 27 May 1972

Mr. George E. Crippen - 1502 Palmer Ave. passed away early Wednesday morning.  Mr. Crippen was born April 17, 1910, in Gobles, Mich., son of Edward and Mae Waite Crippen and had been a resident here for the past 20 years.  Was employed as a mechanic for the Consumers Sand & Gravel Co., retiring in 1972.  Member of Teamsters Union and Bloomingdale Lodge F & AM.  On March 21, 1959, was married to Regina Wilson, who survives.  Also surviving are one son, Vernon Crippen of Rte 1, Lawrence;  2 daughters, Mrs. William (Fern) Conklin of Lawrence and Mrs. Eddie (Martha) DeLaGarza of Mattawan;  3 step-sons, Gene Wilson of Kalamazoo;  Gary Wilson of Vicksburg and Dale Wilson of Kalamazoo;  one step-daughter, Mrs. Richard (Gail) Kline of Battle Creek;  20 grandchildren;  2 great-grandchldren;  one brother, Miles Crippen of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Wagar & Clark Chapel, where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  Interment, family lot, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Paw Paw.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed. 16 Jun 1976

Mr. Paul H. Crill - 726 W. Willard, passed away Thursday afternoon Dec. 23, 1976. Mr. Crill was born Aug. 17, 1913 in Kalamazoo.  The son of Edgar and Bertha Crill and had been a lifelong resident of this community.  He was preceded in death by two brother (sic) Arthur and George Crill. Surviving is the wife Ruth E.,  5 sons and 4 daughters, George R. of Grand Junction;  Mrs. Miles (Joyce) Stacey, Comstock;  Paul H. Jr., South Haven;  Mrs. Edward (Delores) De Hollander, Comstock;  Richard E. of Grand Junction;  Miss Sandra of Kalamazoo;  W. Howard C. of Bangor;  Michael D. of Comstock and Miss Marilyn of Kalamazoo;   19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, two brothers and four sisters, Ralph of Cum-berland, R.I., Robert of Portage,  Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) Robb, Comstock and Mrs. Leonard  (Gladys) Kasiorek of Por-tage,  Mrs. Herbert (Ida) Conrad, Parchment,  Mrs. William (Evelyn) Gordon, Sherwood, Mi., several nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel,  622 S. Burdick with Rev. Mr.Charles R. Hulbert of the Bethlehem Baptist Church officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Arlie Crittenden - 5632 Cheshire, Portage, passed away at Borgess Hospital July 16, (1976).  He was born November 1, 1913 in Riceville, Tennessee.  Prior to his retirement was employed for over 20 years at General Motors in Grand Rapids in the Maintenance Department.  He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Army overseas, he frought (sic) at the Battle of the Bulge, he also received the Purple Heart and several other commendation medals.  He was a member of the Grand Rapids VFW post. He is survived by his wife Lucille, one daughter Mrs. Richard (Mary) Cooper of Kalamazoo, one grandson Rich, two brothers John and Robert Crittenden of Mayfield, California, one sister, Mrs. Grace Bailey of Riceville, Tennessee.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 pm at the Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage with Rev. Merlin Buwalda of the Lexington Green Christian Reformed Church officiating.  Friends may call at  the Chapel at 2 pm Sunday.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 17 July 1976

Mrs. Eldene A. Criswell - 222 Portage, Three Rivers, Formerly of: Kalamazoo, age 62, died Wednesday afternoon.  She is survived by: her husband, Hugh;  one daughter, Mrs. Linda Mangold;  two sons, Douglas H. and Gregory E.;  five grandchildren;  two sisters, Mrs. Roberta Walker and Mrs. Lendon Clayton.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., from the Schipper Funeral Home, Colon, Michigan.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 21 Oct 1976

Mrs. Mary E. Cretsinger - 618 Fairview, passed away early Saturday morning March 26, 1977 at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Cretsinger was born in Kalamazoo October 27, 1886, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (McCarthy) Owens and was a life resident here.  She was a member of St. Catholic (sic) Church and the Ladies of St. Monica.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark B. Cretsinger.  She is survived by 2 children, Dr. Frank C. Cretsinger and Mrs. (Doris) Menzie both of Kalamazoo;  9 grandchildren;  15 great-grandchildren;  3 great-great-grandchildren and seveal nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 8:15.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Monica Catholic Church, Monday morning at 10.  Interment in Catholic Riverside Cemetery.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Sat 26 Mar 1977

Mrs. Ida J. Crittenden - Formerly of 235 E. Michigan, Galesburg, page 90, passed away Tuesday (16 Mar 1976) at Borgess Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days.  Mrs. Crittenden was born in Auburndale, Wis., Nov. 20, 1885.  Her husband, N. Dee, preceded her in death.  She attended the Congregational Church of Galesburg and had been a resident of Galesburg for the past 69 years, coming from Wisconsin. Survivng are one son, Norman J. Crittenden, Sr. of Galesburg;  2 grandchildren, Norman J. Jr. of Galesburg and Mrs. Delores Reed of Ft. Pierce, Fla.;  5 great-grand-children.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hoag-Switzer Funeral Home, Galesburg, with Rev. Christopher Nofke, of Galesburg Unnited Congregational Church, officiating.  Interment, Oak Grove Cemetery, Gales-burg.  The fmaily will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday and Friday.  Friends who wish may make contributions to the Galesburg Congregational Church, envelopes available at the funeral home.   source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 17 Mar 1976

Mrs. Margaret V. Craft - Oakland Dr., Kalamazoo, Formerly of Otsego, passed away Monday, May 30, 1977, in Kalamazoo. She was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Surviving are one son, Walter Sharp of South Haven; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Delger of Laingsburg, Mich.  Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Portage Central Cemetery, Dr. Kenneth Seeley officiating.  There will be no visition at the funeral home.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Thur 2 Jun 1977

Mr. John A. Crapple - Formerly of 2007 Paddington Rd. and Saugatuck - Passed away July 13, 1976, at the Upjohn Community Nursing Home.  Mr. Crapple was born Dec. 26, 1886, in Chicago, Ill., son of George and Rose (Maroni) Crapple and resided in Kalamazoo area for 34 years.  He retired from Western Michigan University.  Mr. Crapple was a graduate of Chicago Art Institute and taught art in the Saugatuck and Douglas Schools.  He was a life member of the Saugatuck Masonic Lodge No. 328 F & AM.  Surviving are 3 daughters, mrs. Rose Holton of Gobles,  Mrs. Eleanor Norrix of Delmar, N.Y. and Mrs. Isabell Ray of Kalamazoo;  4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.  Private services Thursday, Anchor Lodge No. 87 F & AM officiating.  The family suggest memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Fund of Gobles United Methodist Church.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 14 July 1976

Mrs. Nellie Southon Crook - 143 N. Riverview Dr., Parchment passed away May 30, 1977 at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Crook was born April 15, 1889, in London, England, daughter of Francis and Eliza Southon.  She was a member of the Maccabees. Surviving are 4 sons, Francis, Ernest and Robert, all of Kalamazoo, Frank of Detroit;  10 grandchildren; a sister, Kate Bursey of Toronto, Canada; one brother, Alfred Southon of Parchment.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Rev. E. G. Howell, of the Parchment United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Contributions may be made to the organizaation of your choice.  Arrangements by the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 31 May 1977

Mrs.Caroline S. Cross - 219 Lakemere, Houston, Texas Formerly 316 N. Prospect, Kalamazoo passed away August 25, 1971.  Mrs. Cross was born Dec. 25, 1881, in St. Thomas, Ontario, the daughter of William and Sarah Ashmore and had lived in the Kalamazoo area for 50 years before moving to Houston.  She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Her husband, George H. passed away December 24, 1946.  Surviving are 3 sons, Charles A., William A. and Ernest, all of Houston; one brother, Charles Ashmore of St. Thomas, Ont.; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Religious services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, Rev Gary E. Callahan officiating.  Interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.  Friends may call after noon Sunday.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 29 Aug 1971

Mr. Harold D. Crouch - 1611 Homecrest, Kalamazoo, formerly of Vicksburgm passed away early Tuesday morning.  Mr. Crouch was born Sept. 1, 1899, in Brady Township, son of Albert and marcia Kindig Crouch and had resided in the Vicksburg area most of his life.  His early years were spent in Farming and later was employed by the Kalamazoo County Road Commission, retiring in 1965.  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Clara Pratt of Kalamazoo; an uncle, Charles Kindig of Allegan; an aunt, Grace Oakleaf of Kalamazoo; 2 nieces and 2 nephews.  Friends may call at the Ruper-Durham Funeral Home, Vicksburg, where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Graveside services will be held in the Vicksburg Cemetery Thursday at 12 noon, with Rev. Raymond Groner, of the Texas Corners Bible Church, officiating.  Interment to follow.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 16 Nov 1976

Mr. Robert L. Crow - 270 East Michigan, Kalamazoo passed away May 28, 1972 at Bronson Hospital. Mr. Crow was born July 12, 1927 in Vincennse (sic), Indiana, son of Leonard and Thelma Crow and had been a resident here for the past 34 years.  Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Navy. Until his retirement had been employed Brown Company and Westab.  Surviving are oine son, Michael L., Florida; one grandson; mother, Mrs. Thelma Sodt; sister, Mrs. Edwin (Mildred) Cleveland, brother John, all Kalamazoo.  Friends may call at the Truesdale South Chapel, Portage, where religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.  Rev. Russell W. VandeBuntle of the First Reformed Church officiating.  Interment Virgo Cemetery.  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 29 May 1972

Mr. Michigan F. Crowe - 628 Flamingo passed away Friday evening at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Crowe was born September 10, 1911 in Boston, Massachusetts and had been a resident of this community for the past 25 years.  He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a volunteer service office for the American Legion Post No. 36 and a member of the 40 & 8.  He was a local tax accountant for several years.  He is survived by his wife Betty, 2 sons and a daughter, Michael Crowe, David and Judy Moran, 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Timothy and Michael, and 2 daughter-in-laws Sharon Crowe and Patricia Moran all of Kalamazoo; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Wallace and Mrs. Winifred Maher of Boston; several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Downtown Funeral Homee after 7 p.m. this evening.  The family will receive friends on Sunday between 2 and 5 and 7 and 9. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the Donovan Funeral Home.  Rev. Morris McKean officiating.  Burial in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggest that those who wish make contributions to the Michigan Diabetes Association.  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 22 April 1972

Mrs. Minnie L. Crow - 2625 Carleton Ave. passed away Thursday evening, Jan 8, 1976.  Mrs. Crowe was born Oct. 1, 1890, in Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Benjamin and Georgeann Wallace and was a resident of Kalamazoo since 1928, previously living in Missouri.  On May 5, 1907, she was married to Walter Miles Crowe, who passed away in Dec. of 1971.  Surviving are 3 sons, Cecil of Grand Rapids, Omer of Battle Creek and Miles of Kalamazoo; one daughter, Mrs. Orville (Phelma) Landreth of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchldren; one great-great-grandchild; 3 brothers and one sister, Oliver and Floyd Wallace of Kalamazoo, Walter Wallace of Beaumont, Texas and Mrs. Oma Van Hoover of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 o'clock at the Langeland Chape, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. L. C. Conner, of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 9 Jan 1976


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