Joanne E. Crawford of Caro, age 88, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Community in Caro. Joanne was born August 10, 1929 in Caro, the daughter of the late Lionel and Rena (Morse) Emery. She was a graduate of Caro High School and on September 21, 1947, she was united in marriage with Lewis Crawford. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1997. Joanne was employed with the State of Michigan, the Tuscola County Clerk’s office, as well as twenty years at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. She was also a licensed cosmetologist, a devoted mother, and for over half a century, a member of the Methodist communities, Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church and Caro United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Luanne Crawford, Tim Crawford & Mary David, Jon & Kelly Crawford, all of Caro; daughter-in-law, Cindy Crawford Sanborn of Caro; five grandchildren, Carrie Crawford of Caro, Beth & Matt Hill of Reese, Cevin Crawford & Samantha of Reese, twins, Whitney and Kayla Crawford of Caro; two great-grandchildren, Livia and Ayla; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Emery and Ann Emery, both of Caro; two nieces and two nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Joanne was preceded in death by one son, Tom Crawford; two brothers, Wayne and Roy Emery; as well as her beloved dog, Sadie.
Family and friends will gather for a celebration of Joanne’s life on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at which time there will be a memorial service with Chris Taylor facilitating. Burial will follow at the Almer Township Cemetery in Caro. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.