Jean Marie Crawford, 87, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Franklin Country View Nursing Facility in Hampton. She was born October 7, 1933, to Harry and Ethel Marie (Fernau) Crabb.
Jean graduated from Chapin High School where she played on the basketball team. She was united in marriage to Richard Eugene Crawford on April 4, 1954, in Chapin. Jean worked at a shoe store until she retired, along with being a wife and mother. She was a member of the Hampton United Methodist Church. Jean enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, playing cards with friends, and winning big on the penny slot machines. She loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren attending their school and sports activities.
Jean is survived by her only daughter Linda (Darrell) Weeter of Brecksville, Ohio; grandchildren Brian (Shannon) Muth of Decorah, Sheri (Dallas) Nelson of Ames, Matthew (Jennifer) Muth of Austin, Texas, and Brett (fiancé Jenn) Weeter of Medina, Ohio; great grandchildren Khloe Muth, Brooklynn Nelson, Austin Nelson and Dalton Nelson; sister Ruth Skillen of Clear Lake; along with many extended relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard Crawford, brothers Dell, Bill and Chuck Crabb, sister Pearl Velthoff and sister-in-law Joyce Crabb.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery.
Jean's service will be live streamed via "Zoom" at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 6, 2021.
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Hampton, IA 50441
Hampton, IA 50441
Our family lost a dear person to us yesterday. My Aunt Jean entered heaven on a beautiful sunny Saturday. I am sad for us but rejoice for her because she is at peace and with the Lord she loves and her dear husband!!! At these times the memories come flooding back and I have hundreds. I always felt her love and support. I remember seeing her so many times at the Shoe Box where she worked with my uncle Dell. I remember her wearing a Centennial dress to work during the Hampton Centennial. I also remember my mom and i sneaking over to the parking lot and taping a sign on her white Buick Skylark for her 50th birthday telling people to honk at her for her birthday!!! Butch and I were in a small group Bible study with her and Richard for several years and had many rich conversations. One summer mom and I walked beans with Jean and Rich on their farm. Richard gave Jean and I a hard time because he said we took out as many beans as we did weeds!!! He wasn't wrong, our motto was you don't have to do it good, just fast!!! I could go on for hours. I loved her so much and will really miss her. RIP Aunt Jean.
Always such a nice lady. Baby sat Linda for them during my high school days. Always enjoyed the family. Your family is in my prayers.