In Memoriam : Dana Crawford

Dana Crawford Dana Lynn Crawford - age: 58
(August 20, 1959 to December 06, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
VISITATION:
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11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


FUNERAL:
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1:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


BURIAL:
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Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellow Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812

Obituary:
Dana Lynn Crawford (Wiggins) died unexpectedly in Barnes Jewish Hospital on December, 6th 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 58.

Dana Lynn Crawford is survived by her husband, Orville Crawford, her three sons Jesse Crawford (wife Ashley Crawford and two grandchildren Jacob and Alec Crawford), Brandon and Travis Crawford, her sister Linda Kimmel (husband Jerry Kimmel), brother Jim Wiggins, nephew Dustin Wiggins and his son Gohan Wiggins, and her father and mother in law Jerome and Vivian Crawford all of the Southern Illinois region. She is preceded in death by her mother Bettie Wiggins, her father L. Tony Wiggins Sr. and Brother Tony Wiggins Jr. of Benton, Illinois.

Dana Lynn Wiggins was born on August, 20th 1959 in Benton Illinois to Tony and Bettie Wiggins. She graduated from Benton Consolidated High School in 1977. She married Orville Crawford on December, 1st 1983. The couple welcomed three children into their home and Dana set about teaching them right from wrong and how to be good men. Her children remember her as a fun loving, kind natured artistically gifted mother who encouraged them to always put others first, do the right thing and to pursue their goals.

Dana was a talented mother, singer, cook, craft maker, Halloween costume designer and beauty pageant competitor, winning Miss Rend Lake and Old King Coal Princess Flame Pageants. She always wanted to make sure others were happy. She was a generous individual who loved her Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ and was passionate about spreading that love to others through word and deed. She was an active and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - day Saints.

A Visitation is scheduled for Monday, December 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM with a Funeral to follow at 1:00 PM at the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 E. Main Street in Benton, IL, with a reception to follow at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – day Saints, 17947 State Route 37, Johnston City, IL 62951. First Counselor Bishopric Chris Behan will officiate the ceremony. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dana’s life. Flowers can be sent to Leffler Funeral Home, 401 E. Main Street in Benton, IL.

The family would like to thank St. Louis University, Kindred Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital Medical Staff for their efforts, care and dedication.

To leave the family online condolences, or to share memories of Dana, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com



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