Lewis William Crawford (87) of St. Elmo

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Published on April 12 2014 1:13 am

Lewis William Crawford, 87 of St. Elmo, passed away at 6:34am on Friday, April 11, 2014 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Graveside service will be held at Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown, IL. at 11:00 a. m. Monday, April 14, 2014 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, IL. will be handling arrangements.

He was born on November 24, 1926 in Fayette County, the son of Archie and Genevieve (Stolte) Crawford. He married Patrica Rhodes in May in May 15, 1953 in Colchester, IL.., and she precedes him in death. He then married Betty Woolsey on December 6, 2008 in St. Louis, MO.

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, IL, Brother, John Crawford (wife Barbara) of St. Elmo, IL, and Sisters, Erma Glover (husband Glen) of California., Mildred Lear (husband Bill) of West Salem, IL., and Sue Ferrel (husband Don)of Raleigh , IL.; 3 nieces and 10 nephews and 4 step children.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marjory Ashburn.