Ruth Marie Crawford, 74, died at 7:15 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Jerseyville Manor Nursing Home, after nearly 25 years of battling Parkinsons Disease.She was born in Princeton, Indiana on March 3, 1943, and was the third of seven children born to the late Lee O. and Thelma Ellen (Boyle) Seifers.Ruth graduated in 1961 from Francisco High School in Francisco, Indiana, and just a few years later married Larry E. Crawford on Sept. 28, 1963, at the Fairview Presbyterian Church in Francisco.The majority of their married life was spent in Jerseyville, where they raised their two sons, and Larry was an teacher and coach in the Jersey Community School District.Surviving are her husband, Larry Crawford of Jerseyville; two sons and daughters in-law, Larry E. and Terry Crawford Jr. of Pineville, Missouri and John Lee and Angie Crawford of Brighton; five grandchildren and their spouses, Ryan and Amanda Crawford of Pineville, Mo., Bethany and Justin Day of Chesterfield, Mo., Dustin and Meghan Crawford of Enid,Ok., Mikaila Crawford, a student at SIU-E., and Josh Crawford of Brighton; eight great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters in-law, Charles and Shari Seifers of Francisco, In., and Rodney and SindySeifers of Princeton, In.; four sisters and brothers in-law, Sue and JoffrePerreault of Melbourne, Fl., Judy and Vaden Davis of Princeton, In., Peggy and Fred Hartman of Melbourne, Fl., and Janey and Derrick Cole of Princeton, In.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Rev. Andre Dobson from the Calvary Baptist Church in Alton where Ruth was a member, will officiate.She will be buried in the Kane Cemetery.In lieu of any flowers and plants, memorials may be given to the American Parkinson Disease Association.
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