Ava Johanne Crawford

January 11, 1929 ‒ April 21, 2013

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Ava Johanne Crawford passed away Sunday evening April 21, 2013 in her Butler area home. She was 84.

Mrs. Crawford was born in Berlin Germany where she was raised and educated. She worked for the Food Administration in Germany and was a dental assistant in Mansfield. She taught swimming and life saving for ten years for the Red Cross and was Crusade Chairman for the American Cancer Society.

She retired as Sr. Sales Director after 31 years with Mary Kay Cosmetics where she earned the use of thirteen cars.

She loved nature, swimming, water skiing and classical music.

Though Ava was not a parent, her love of children (of immediate or extended family) was so evident in her life.

Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband of 57 years C.R. “Bob” Crawford, nieces and nephews including Terry, Sandra and Candy; and many many friends including her cherished friend and neighbor Christine Kline of Butler. She was preceded in death by her parents Ernst and Erna Herrmann and her brother Kurt Herrmann.

A graveside funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 in Zion Cemetery at Four Corners near Butler. Her nephew Terry Crawford will officiate. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is serving her family.

Contributions in Mrs. Crawford’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made through the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to Mr. Crawford by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com