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  • Obituary: Douglas Lee ‘Doug’ Crawford

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  • Douglas Lee “Doug” Crawford, 73, of Inman passed away at 10:31 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, suddenly, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
    Doug was born in Wichita on Sept. 30, 1940, a son of Lillian Faith (Casto) and Donald Lee Crawford.
    Doug attended the Washington grade school, McPherson Park School and McPherson High School, all of McPherson, and St. John’s Military Academy in Salina.
    Doug was a Methodist.
    Doug honorably served in the Kansas National Guard and in the United States Navy during peace time.
    Through the years, Doug worked for Plains Plastics and Certain-Teed Corporation in McPherson, as a meat cutter for the Lyons Locker, Lyons, heavy equipment operator for the city of McPherson and Hutchinson, was a truck driver for several companies in Colorado and Kansas, and worked for the Hesston Corporation.
    Doug was a member of the Cushman Club, Gun Club and the American Legion Post 24, all of McPherson. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, fishing, boating, target shooting, flying and hunting.
    Douglas Crawford was united in marriage to Paulette White on July 14, 1957, at Hutchinson. Paulette died on March 18, 1961. Doug was united in marriage to Wilma June Hubbard on Oct. 27, 1973 at Topeka.
    Doug is survived by his loving and caring wife of over 40 years, Wilma Crawford, of Inman; his daughter, Deborah Miller-Dyer and her husband Kevin, of McPherson; his step-children, Shelly Smith and her husband Robert, of Bend, Oregon, Cheryl Young and her husband Gerald, of Hutchinson, Chuck Ulrey and his wife Trisha, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Francis Ulrey, of Hutchinson; his siblings, Mary Koehn and her husband Wayne, of McPherson, Robert Crawford and his wife Rose, of North Newton; his 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren with one on the way; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
    Doug was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Paulette; and a brother, Donald Walter Crawford.
    The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, with Pastor Ken Busse officiating.
    The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson.
    Family requests donations to the American Diabetes Association, and they can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.
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