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St James Catholic Church
Thursday December 9th, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am

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Mass of Christian Burial

St James Catholic Church
Thursday December 9th, 2021

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Vernetta Crawford

Vernetta Marie Crawford, 99 of Washington, died Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the United Presbyterian Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00AM, Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Bernie Weir officiating        . Burial will be at the West Chester Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Service is assisting with care of Vernetta. Memorials in the name of Vernetta Crawford have been designated to the St. James Parish or Hospice of Washington Co..

Vernetta was born October 23, 1922 in Washington County, the daughter of Raymond and Cora (Baker) Trier. She graduated from Keota High School and Cosmetology School in Ottumwa, IA.  She was united in marriage to Marion D. Crawford, March 4, 1946 at the St. James Parsonage.

She was a faithful member of the St. James Catholic Church and St. James Altar and Rosary. She worked as a hairdresser in Fairfield until she was married and later worked at McCleery Cumming for 25 years, retiring in 1984. She also worked part time at Winga’s Café.

Survivors include children, Phyllis Wager of Frisco, Tx, Robert Crawford of Riverside and stepdaughter Margaret Stout of Johnston, IA; sister LaVonne Kerkove of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren, Wendy Miller, Eric Wager, Jayson and Cody Crawford; five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Marion in May 1990; son Gary, April 2011; five brothers, Donald, Merlin, Robert, Dennis and Verle.

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What a beautiful lady she was always happy I love the little hats that she wore. She loved going shopping with her daughters. Such a pleasure to have known her.

Diana Eckley Dec 14 2021 2:02 PM

Sincere Sympathies to the family--I loved visiting with her,mwhen I saw her.....She was a close member of our McCleery family, but did see her at McCreeedy home too..... I always called her Nervetta, just to make her smile, she was a great friend, heaven got a good person for sure...love Jan Wagenknecht

Jan Wagenknecht Dec 7 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Treasure your memories.

Ruth (Crawford) and Jerry Schumacher Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Vernetta was a special lady always saying she loved cause she thought wss related loved helping with jigsaw puzzles

Charmain Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Was fortunate to work with Vernetta at the Washington Bakery,such a sweetheart ,had many fun times with her. With Sincere Sympathy ,Sarah Anders

Sarah Anders Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Vernetta was my first Eucharist prayer-partner at St. James 34 years ago. Such a kind woman. My well wishes go out to the family.

Nick Pfeiffer Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Vernetta was a sweetheart & so fun to chat with. Got to know her when I was teenager doing hair, always saw her at church & Wingas, & later when she was at McCreedy. RIP Vernetta!

Robin Shull Dec 6 2021 12:00 AM

Rest in peace, my friend!

ruth (Earnest) Heck Dec 5 2021 12:00 AM

In memory of Vernatta CrawfordJerry and Linda Trier

Jerry and Linda Trier Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

May your memories of Netta bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.Jeff Linton, Jen Lockhart and Cheryl Kaufman

Jeff Linton, Jen Lockhart and Cheryl Kaufman Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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