Barber County Kansas

Sharon Valley Times, January 25, 1940.


Nancy Bright Crawford was born in Missouri, April 3, 1854 and departed this life at the home of her son, Marvin, northeast of Grenola, Kansas at 1:45 p.m., January 15, 1940, at the age of 85 years, 9 months and 12 days.

Fifty-six years ago she loved to Kansas where she made her home until her death. She was converted and joined the Christian Church fifty years ago.

Mrs. Crawford was married in 1879 to James F. Crawford who preceded her in death March 13, 1930. To this union two sons were born, Marion Oscar preceded her in death.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her son, Marvin Crawford of Grenola, Kansas, his wife, Susan Crawford and four grandchildren; Mrs. Effie Ogden, Sharon, Kansas, Mrs. Cora Terry, Grenola, Kansas, Miss Pearl Crawford, Grenola, Mrs. Myrtle Vonachen, McPherson, Kansas, and six great grandchildren.

"I cannot say and I will not say That she is dead, she is just away
With a cheery smile, and wave of the hand,
She has wondered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since she lingers there.
And you, O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return,
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of There as a the love of Here.
Think of her still as the same,
I say,
She is not dead, she is just away."

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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