Virginia Ellen Crawford, 90

Published 1:20pm Thursday, March 14, 2013

Virginia Ellen Crawford, 90, of May Street, Edwardsburg, Mich., died on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Riveridge Manor following an illness.  She was born April 23, 1922 in Niles.  On April 24, 1942 in South Bend she married Richard Crawford, he preceded her in death in 2001.

Virginia was a lifetime Niles resident.  She retired after 45 years of service to Simplicity Pattern Company in Niles.

Virginia is survived by her son Dennis Crawford of Flemington, N.J. and her daughter Alice O’Connor of Traverse City, Mich.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and sisters; Lillian Campbell, Phyllis Burney and Maxine Okonski, all of Niles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, mother Dorothy Webber and brother Vern Webber.

Funeral services for Virginia Ellen Crawford will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16 at Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles with Rev. Cathi Huvaere of Wesley United Methodist Church in Niles officiating.  Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

The family will receive relatives and friend one hour before services at the funeral home.

Donations in memory of Virginia may be made to John Hopkins University (ATTN: Eline Delman-Neuropathology, 720 Rutland Avenue, Ross 558, Baltimore, MD 21205).

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