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Services for Ina Marie Crabtree, 86 of Stonewall are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Central Church of Christ. Danny Stewart and Bob Griffin will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery near Stonewall. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Crabtree passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at a local nursing home. She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Franks to Dee and Lee Sherrell Griffin. She attended school in Franks and McLish and graduated from Fitzhugh High School in 1947.
She married John Ray Buck Crabtree Dec. 31, 1952. He preceded her in death Jan. 1, 2014. Mrs. Crabtree kept the circulation records for the Ada Evening News for almost 30 years. She retired in 1990, after working 10 years as a deputy county clerk. Mrs. Crabtree was also an election worker for the Fittstown precinct for many years. She was a longtime member of the Fittstown Church of Christ.
Marie had a lifelong love of music. She, Burl and Gail were all musically inclined and provided their own entertainment. She played guitar, piano and wrote songs occasionally. In 1997, she entered the Tulsa Centennial song contest. She was recognized for third place at a banquet for the top 10 winners.
Survivors include a daughter, Beth Crabtree of Byng; a son, Todd Crabtree and his wife, Joy, of Byng; two granddaughters, Elisabeth Seitz and her husband, C.J., of Edmond and Laura Crabtree and Seth Gray of Tulsa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and their wives, Guy and Orene Griffin, Burl and June Griffin and Gail and Carrie Griffin.
Bearers will be Michael Scott, Matt Robertson, Shane Graham, Eldon Griffin, Bob Griffin and Jerry Winters.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Stonewall-McLish Education Foundation, P. O. Box 25, Stonewall, OK 74871.
Published on December 16, 2016
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