Archive for Thursday, April 5, 2007

Obituary: Jeremiah E. Crabb V


April 5, 2007

Memorial services for Jeremiah Edward "Ed" Crabb V, 88, Williamsburg, were Monday, April 2, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Graveside inurnment services were in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.

Mr. Crabb died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born June 12, 1918, in Linwood, the son of Jeremiah Edward IV and Grace Opal Hallenbeck Crabb. He attended school in Linwood and Colony. He moved to Colony in 1934 and then to Williamsburg in 1935. He moved to Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in July 2006.

Mr. Crabb served in the U.S. Army during World War II and attained the rank of buck sergeant. He served in the North African, Sicilian, Italian and Southern France campaigns.

He was owner and operator of Crabb's Grocery and Service Station from 1951 to 1980. He also owned and operated Crabb's Salvage until he retired in 2002 because of failing health.

Mr. Crabb was a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church, Hull-Cromwell Post 119, the American Legion in Waverly and Williamsburg Lions Club. He served as mayor of Williamsburg in the 1960s and also served as a city councilman for many years.

He married Captola Beauthon "Cap" Smith on Dec. 30, 1948, in Phoenix. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Jeremiah E. "Jerry" Crabb VI, Peoria, Ill.; two daughters, Donna S. Nyght, Shawnee, and Marianne Vilander, Topeka; two brothers, Hugh Crabb, Florida, and William C. Crabb, Columbia, Mo.; a sister, Arlie R. Riggs, Westcliffe, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and a stepgranddaughter, Rebecca Nyght.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Crabb; and a sister, Jennie Lou Crabb.

The family suggests memorials to the church or Hospice Care of Kansas, sent in care of the Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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