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Amy Joy (Leffler) Crawford

August 29, 1975 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 44)


Amy Joy (Leffler) Crawford, age 44, of Benton, passed away at 4:58 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

Her wishes were to be cremated.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at a future date.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge, of the arrangements.

Amy Joy was born on August 29, 1975 in West Frankfort; the daughter of Paul David and Diane L. (Severin) Leffler.  She was previously married to Christopher Crawford.

She formerly worked for Severin Intermediate Care Nursing Home as food service director.

She was a member of Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church of Benton; she also enjoyed attending services at Fires of Revival Chapel in Benton.

Amy enjoyed traveling, cooking, going out to eat, reading her Bible, word search games, and her dogs. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her daughter Alexea.

Surviving is her daughter Alexea Joy Crawford and boyfriend Logan Cunningham of Lexington, KY; her loving parents Paul D. and Diane Leffler of Benton, IL; three brothers: Marty Leffler and wife Alisa of Benton, Tim Leffler and wife Mandy of Sesser, Dan Leffler and wife Sharon of Oak Park, California; a sister-in-law Lynette Leffler; nine nieces and nephews: Tyler Leffler, Lauren Gunter and husband Jordan, Zeb Leffler, Delaney Leffler, Tsavo Leffler, Taru Leffler, Kaiden Leffler, Reis Leffler, Lailey Leffler; aunts and uncles: Maxine Vail and husband Jim; Dale Severin and wife Peggy, Donna Corrigan and husband Mike, Danny Severin and wife Roberta, Dean Severin and wife Ethel, Dawn Miller and husband Mark, Dave Severin and wife Penny, Denise Babb and husband Jeff; Alexea’s dad: Chris Crawford and wife Amber of Benton; and several cousins and their families.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Virgil and Audrey Leffler; maternal grandparents George and Edna Severin; two cousins: Shawn Severin and Jason Vail.

Memorial contributions may be made to a college Trust Fund being designed for Alexea; and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.

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 The family would like to say “Thank You” to, the staff at Benton Healthcare and Rehab for their great care during Amy’s stays at your facility; to the doctors, nurses and specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for their concern and care; to DaVita Dialysis of Benton.


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