Lewis William Crawford, 87, of St. Elmo, passed away at 6:34 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Graveside service will be held at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown at 11 a.m. today, April 14, with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Memorials may be made to Griffith Cemetery, St. Elmo Lions Club or donor’s choice. C & A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo will be handling arrangements.
He was born on Nov. 24, 1926, in Fayette County, the son of Archie and Genevieve (Stolte) Crawford. He married Patrica Rhodes on May 15, 1953, in Colchester, and she precedes him in death. He then married Betty Woolsey on Dec. 6, 2008, in St. Louis.
He was a member of the St. Elmo Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, 32nd degree of Peoria 15’s, Peoria Shriners, and Peoria Consistory Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by wife, Betty of St. Elmo; brother, John Crawford (wife Barbara) of St. Elmo; sisters, Erma Glover (husband Glen) of California, Mildred Lear (husband Bill) of West Salem, and Sue Ferrel (husband Don)of Raleigh; three nieces and 10 nephews and four step-children.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marjory Ashburn.
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