Obituary

Mary Kathleen Crawford
Mary Crawford
Mary Kathleen Crawford

January 8, 1940 - December 4, 2018
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Mary Kathleen Crawford died Tuesday December 4th, 2018, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines from cancer discovered just last month. Mary was born January 8, 1940, the daughter of Margaret (Sharrin) Figge and Harry J. Figge. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in the Class of 1958 and attended Creighton University. She and Patrick J. Crawford were married on June 27, 1964, in Washington, DC.

Mary had numerous receptionist, typist, clerical, and secretarial positions for multiple organizations in Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, and Washington, DC, in her work life outside the home. Two of the jobs of which she was especially proud were on the staff of Hubert H. Humphrey when he was the Majority Whip of the U.S. Senate, and as secretary to three auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband; son, Patrick II, daughter-in-law Elise (Kozak) Crawford, and their children, Sean, Aidan, and Katia of Wilmette, IL; son James, daughter-in-law Danielle Enriquez-Fowler, and their children, Caridad and Jameson of Kansas City, MO; as well as her sister Peggy, Mrs. Robert Andriano of Davenport, and her family.

Her husband, Pat, and sons are extremely grateful to Dr. Richard Deming, Dr. Carey Wimer, and Dr. Christian Schultheis for their exceptional attention, care, and counsel. In addition, we are thankful for the magnificent efforts and kindness of the nurses, nursing assistants, and aides of 8 South of Mercy Medical Center and Kavanagh House in treating Mary.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 5 - 7 pm at Dunn’s Funeral Chapel with a Rosary to be said at 7 pm. The funeral service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 10 am at St. Augustin Catholic Church, 545 42nd Street.

The family suggests that donations be made in Mary’s memory to a favorite charity of hers. The Carmelite Nuns in Sioux City, the Franciscan Mission Associates in honor of St. Anthony, and/or the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ DUNN'S CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, December 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rosary
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00 PM
Service
St. Augustin's Catholic Church
545 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, December 7, 2018
10:00 AM