Jennie L. Crawford

Jennie L.  Crawford, 88, of Girard, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her residence. She was born Aug. 20, 1924, to Robert and Berenice Bitter Bruce on a small farm in Macoupin County. She married A.P. Crawford Dec. 12, 1942, in Litchfield. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 12. 2012.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Bruce; and an infant son, Bruce Paul.

Jennie was a 1942 graduate of Farmersville High School. She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Baptist Church in Girard and attended First Christian Church in Girard. She enjoyed reading, quilting, camping and fishing.

Surviving are her husband, A.P.; three daughters, Betty L. (Jack) Reily, of Highland Village, Texas, Beverly (Morris) Gray, of Girard and Brenda (Brian) Solomon, of Modesto; four sons, Larry (Connie) Crawford, David (Linda) Crawford, Donald (Jill) Crawford and Stanley (Shay) Crawford, all of Girard; three brothers, Bob Bruce, of Reno, Dale (Linda) Bruce, of Virden and Maurice (Elizabeth) Bruce, of Staunton; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 4-7 p.m., at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 10, 2013, at 10 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Girard with Rich McElfresh officiating.

Burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery, rural Girard.

Memorials are suggested to the Girard Fire and Rescue.

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Jennie L. Crawford