|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1922|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 2010|
Traverse City Record-Eagle
December 10, 2010
KALKASKA — Mabel May Crawford, 88, of Kalkaska, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center - L.T.C. She was born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Kalkaska, to the late Leonard and Hattie (Drake) Fessenden.
Mabel married Hubert A. Deater on April 6, 1941, in Kalkaska. Together they raised four children. Mable and Hubert were married for 25 years when he passed away on June 9, 1966. She married Boyd C. Crawford on Oct. 1, 1972, in Kalkaska.
Mabel worked for the Leader and Kalkaskian for many years and retired from the Kalkaska County Treasurer Office after 10 years of service. She was also a Kalkaska Village Trustee, the Kalkaska Welcome Wagon Lady, a March of Dimes volunteer and a past member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Mabel was a devoted Christian and a member of the Kalkaska Church of Christ since 1946, where she taught Sunday school.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crocheting and playing cards. Mabel will be deeply missed by her loving family and her many friends.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Boyd; her children, James L. (Sharon) Deater, of Rapid City, Janette K. (Thomas) Brouwer, of Kalkaska, Gary (Mary) Deater, of Lebanon, Ind., and Luanne C. Ferguson (the late, Terry Ferguson), of East Lansing; stepchildren, Marvin (Michaeline) Crawford, of Kalkaska, and Shirley Crawford, of Kalkaska; 12 grandchildren; 25 precious great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mabel was preceded in death by her first husband, Hubert; her son-in-law, Terry A. Ferguson; and her stepsons, Clare Crawford and Rex Crawford.
Visitation for Mabel will held today, Dec. 10, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wolfe-O'Neill Funeral Home. The funeral services will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Kalkaska Church of Christ, with Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Kalkaska Church of Christ Memorial Program, PO Box 757, Kalkaska, MI 49646; or to the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center - L.T.C., 210 Beaumont Place, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Created by: Marge Counterman
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
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