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Shirley Crawford

Shirley Ann Crawford (Gorman)

Thursday, July 17th, 1930 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Obituary

Shirley Ann Crawford, 89, of Kansas City MO, loving wife and mother of four children, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4101 E 105th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64137. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am before Mass at the church. A private burial service will be held at a later date. For anyone wishing to remember Shirley with a gift, please make donations to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church or Kansas City Hospice.
Shirley was born on July 17, 1930, in Kansas City, MO. She was baptized and confirmed at Holy Name Catholic Church Kansas City, MO. After graduating from Central High School she worked as a telephone switchboard operator for Southwestern Bell. She later returned to work and after several years retired from the Kansas City IRS tax return processing center. On March 31, 1951, she married Eugene “Gene” B. Crawford who preceded her in death on February 3, 2005. They raised four sons, Mark, Matthew, Brian, and Dennis.
Shirley loved raising her children and each one knew her love in their own way. Her passion in life was her husband Gene. They loved to travel after his retirement in 1983 and were inseparable. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church enjoying church and social activities with her parish friends. After Gene’s passing, she continued to be involved with I.B.E.W. Local #124, Pearl Harbor Survivors, and the Marine Corps League as each kindly made sure she was included in their activities. In addition to Gene, she is preceded in death by Dennis’ wife Peggy and their daughter Jennifer. Shirley is survived by her sons Mark and wife Alicia and Matt all of Kansas City, MO; Brian and wife Carol of Raytown, MO; Dennis and wife Marsha of Kitty Hawk, NC; 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Catherine's of Siena Catholic Church
    Address
    4101 E. 105th TErrace
    Kansas City,, MO 64137
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  • Service

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Catherine's of Siena Catholic Church
    Address
    4101 E. 105th TErrace
    Kansas City,, MO 64137
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Cremation with inurnment at a later date

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