James “Jim” Michael Crawford, 66, of Paola, Kan. passed away June 26, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center.
James was born March 26, 1949 in Gardner, Kan. to Charles James and Martha Jane (Newton) Crawford. He grew up in the Spring Hill area. Jim graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1967 where he was a singer with “Matters of Fact.” Jim attended K State and served in the US Army. He married Terry Lea Criss on Aug. 5, 1983 in Louisburg, Kan. Jim worked for DMR mailing company, Standard Homes and was a farmer. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. Jim was a member of the Louisburg American Legion. He will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Mary Jane Crawford. James is survived by his wife Terry of the home; daughters: Holly Crawford, Olathe, Kan, Lea Crawford, Overland Park, Kan and Sara and husband Sean Neihouse, Western, Neb; sisters Susan Crawford, Spring Hill, Kan, Janet Vater, Olathe, and Judy Steinemann, Bern, Switz.; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his beloved Boston Terrier, Podo.
Graveside service 10:00 am Tues., July 7, 2015 at Spring Hill Cemetery, Spring Hill, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the James Crawford Memorial Fund. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-2244. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.