Nancy Crawford

EAST PEORIA - Nancy Goodwin Crawford, 84, of East Peoria passed away at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Morton Villa in Morton, Ill.

She was born in Tallula, Ill., on March 10, 1929, to Albert Nance and May Marsley Goodwin. She married Jack Edward Crawford on Nov. 11, 1948. He preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 2002, in East Peoria.

She was also preceded by her parents; one brother, Charles Goodwin; and one grandson, Justin Nance McMullen.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Suzi Lynn McMullen of East Peoria and Holly Ann (Mark) Gardner of Lindenhurst, Ill.; two sons, John "Toby" (Lisa) Crawford of Morton and Scott (Linda) Crawford of Indianapolis, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Cara Zermuehlen of Hawthorn Woods, Ill.; and her sister-in-law, Marilyn O'Connor of Morton, Ill.

She had been a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creve Couer.

Nancy was an artist and belonged to the Heart of Illinois Decorative Artists, the Illinois Art League and the National Society of Decorative Artists.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Creve Couer. The Rev. Dwight Winnett will officiate. Friends may call upon the family at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be made to her church.

On-line condolences and tributes may be made at

Funeral Home

Remmert Funeral Home
521 East Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 699-9613

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Dec. 29, 2013