Elenora L. Crawford, 95 of Amsterdam, Missouri passed away December 16, 2014 at her home near Amsterdam. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Hank Roberts officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home. Burial will follow services in West Point Cemetery, Amsterdam. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Amsterdam United Methodist Church, West Point Cemetery, or Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Elenora Lorraine Jundy Crawford was born August 12, 1919, the daughter of Ray and Hattie Brown Jundy. She was called home to be with the Lord on December 16, 2014, at her home in Amsterdam, Missouri.
Elenora, one of six children, was born and raised in Amsterdam. She attended the Amsterdam School, graduating in 1937. She was united in marriage to Harvey Morton Crawford on September 14, 1938, and to this union three daughters, Janet, Donna, and Karen, were born.
From an early age Elenora developed a love of sports. From playing basketball herself, to eventually coaching the girls team at Amsterdam High School. This, back in the time when the games were still played outside and on the concrete.
Elenora worked many a job in her lifetime. She was employed by Bendix in KC, drove a school bus and was a cook for the Miami School district, and also worked for the IRS for a period of time. But Elenora found her home when she took a position working for Bass Busters in 1959. She retired from Bass Busters after 21 years of service in 1981.
Elenora loved her church and her community. She took great pride in being one of the founding members of the Amsterdam Jubilee, and she gave endless hours of her time to plan and organize it yearly. A major honor and highlight for Elenora was just this past September when she was made Grand Marshall of the Jubilee. She led that parade smiling from ear to ear, waving and blowing kisses to the crowd along the way. Elenora was very involved with the Amsterdam Methodist Church, where she has been a member for the majority of her life. She was also an active member of the Amsterdam Friendship Club, where she never missed an opportunity to help others and serve those around her.
The thing that meant the most of all to Elenora was family. Her and Harvey spent endless hours and miles in a vehicle headed to Pomme de Terre Lake, high school rodeos, various sporting events, and countless birthday parties and celebrations. They did their best to cheer on and support their kids, grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great- grandkids in all that they did. Holidays at their home were filled with family, food, laughs, and many wonderful memories.
Elenora is survived by her three daughters: Janet Burch and husband Robert of Adrian; Donna Booth and husband Wendell of Wheatland; and Karen Grimsley of Amoret, 2 sisters-in-law, 9 Grandkids, 20 Great-Grandkids, and 2 Great-Great-Grandkids, and various nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her five siblings, her beloved husband of 67 years Harvey, son-in-law Gary Grimsley, and a Great-Grandson Blane; as well as a granddaughter by marriage, Connie Booth.