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Friday, November 27, 2020

Obituary - Shirley June Crawford

Shirley June Crawford passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her home in Windsor, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 2:00PM Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. 

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Missouri. 

The family suggests memorial contributions to Benton County Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Shirley was born June 6, 1934 in Henry County, Missouri the daughter of John and Yvonne Parks. She attended grade school at Pretty Bob School in Henry County and high school at Clinton. On January 19, 1952 she married Harold Lee Crawford, who preceded her in death. Shirley worked alongside her husband, Harold, on the family farm most of her life. Shirley was baptized in 1948 in Pretty Bob Creek. She was active in her church and was a devoted Christian her whole life. Shirley enjoyed sewing and cooking for family and friends (she was a very good cook).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and one grandchild, Teresa Banning.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Banning Easterly and husband, Terry, and son, Darrell Crawford and wife, Denise, 5 grandchildren; Trevor Banning (Tracy), Travis Banning (Amy), Michelle Siercks, Jessica Kueffer (Brian), and Kelly Close (Bob), 10 great-grandchildren; Gage Banning, Tyler Banning, Zack Banning, Allee Banning, Logan Casey (Derek), Jacob Schenewark (Tristin), Hayden Kueffer, Hunter Kueffer, Clay Close, and Lane Close, as well as 3 great great-grandchildren; Bellemy Casey, Briar Casey and Addison Schenewark.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, Missouri.