MILLIE C. JOHNSON CRAWFORD, 68 BYRON - Millie C. Johnson Crawford, 68, of Byron died Sunday April 7, 2013, in SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford. She was born August 29, 1944, in Davenport, IA, the daughter of John C. and Noreen (Bowling) Race, Sr. Millie retired in March, after 25 years of service, from Joseph Behr & Sons Iron & Metal in Rockford. She enjoyed golf and was a member of the Ladies Golf League at Prairie View Golf Course. Mille is survived by her husband, Homer; step-sons, Wade Joseph (Beth) Crawford of Rockford and Michael Dean (Stephanie) Crawford of Stillman Valley; 5 grandchildren and 1 great- grandchild; sister, Karen (Lamarr) Bowman of Manassas, VA; brother, John C. (Ann) Race, Jr. of Seaford, VA; stepmother, Helen Race of Silvis IL; and nephews, Christopher Race of Newport News, VA and Nicholas Race of Ft. Campbell, KY. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron, with Rev. Scott Schmidt officiating. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. For more information, www.farrellhollandgale .com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 9 to Apr. 10, 2013