Obituary: Alice M. Crawford, 95, formerly of Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Eureka - Alice M. Crawford, 95, of Chillicothe, formerly of Eureka, died at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.

She was born on June 18, 1916, in Sheffield, to Mel and Natalie Serie. She married Raymond Crawford in 1976. He died Dec. 3, 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Eleanor (Mike) Pirtle of Chillicothe; Kay Schuster of Benson; one son, Edward (Sharon) Billings of Morton; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, two brothers and two grandsons.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. The Rev. Dr. Lloyd Moss will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rescue 33 in Chillicothe, Ill. Online condlolences may be sent to the family at