Brenda D Crawford, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Via Christi Village, Hays.

She was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Hays to Leonard and Edna (Darnell) Kern. She attended school in Plainville and graduated from Marymount College in Salina with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

She married Cecil Crawford on Oct. 5, 1963, in Plainville. She was a registered nurse at Rooks County Health Center before owning and operating Crawford Supply Co. since 1986.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ladies Guild of Plainville, and Sunflowerette Golf Club.

She enjoyed watching KU sports, putting together photo albums, fishing, camping, traveling, spending winters in Texas, and spending time with family, especially her grandkids and her dogs.

Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, John Crawford and wife, Valerie, Plainville, Scott Crawford and wife, Taryn, Hays, and Dan Crawford, Allen, Texas; a brother, John Kern and wife, Pat, Plainville; six grandchildren, Alan Crawford, Sara Werner and husband, Cole, Caleb Crawford, Noah Crawford, Chloe Crawford, and Kendall Crawford; and a great-grandchild, Ivy Ray Werner.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Thursday at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville.

A rosary will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains or Holy Family Elementary School in care of the funeral home.

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