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Mildred L. Crawford, 78, died at 5:15 a.m. April 23, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born March 4, 1935, in Lima to Andrew S. and Margaret Holten Jacobs Sr., who preceded her in death. On Oct. 20, 1951, she married Frederick W. Crawford Sr., who died July 6, 2011.

Mrs. Crawford was a member of Helsel Bible Church until it closed. She was a supporter of several charities and nonprofit organizations. She was a homemaker who loved gardening and reading. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Linda (Randy) Butler, of Mikado, Mich., Frederick (Linda) Crawford Jr., of Waynesfield, and Margaret (Robert Sr.) Mooney, Judy Crawford and Tina Crawford, all of Lima; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lydia Ellen Blakely, of Arleta, Calif.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark E. Crawford; and two brothers and seven sisters.

Services will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Daniel Messner will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lima Rescue Mission.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.

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