JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
WILLIAM GALE CRAWFORD
SPRING GARDEN
 
William Gale CRAWFORD of Spring Garden died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 at 
Stonbridge Living Center in Benton

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, with 
Elder Ralph ROCKETT, officiating.  Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the 
Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Kirk Cemetery Association 
and will be accepted at the Funeral Home.

He was born Jan 14, 1915 in Jefferson County to Luther Edward and Zola Josephine 
(SPURLOCK) CRAWFORD and he married Ruthella (WILLIAMS) CRAWFORD on Oct 7, 1940 in Ina

He was a Vetern of WWII and a retired farmer.

He was know affectionally as "Papa" to his family, he was a kind and gentel man, 
whose favorite time included, playing music, working crossword puzzles and reading 
books to his Great grandchildren and going on four-wheeler rides and taking care of 
the farm.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthella of Benton, son-in-law, David STIFF and wife 
Tonya of Mt. Vernon and granddaughter Nancy (Jim) MONTGOMERY of Opdyke and two great 
granddaughters, Anessa and Samantha MONTGOMERY

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Marth STIFF, two brothers 
and two sisters.


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Date: December 2008
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