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JoAnn Crawley

Obituary of JoAnn Crawley

JoAnn Parrott Crawley passed away February 26, 2022, at Garden View Health Center in Shenandoah, Iowa after a brief illness.

She was born September 25, 1948, to Leroy Parrott and Doris (Schollian) Parrott. JoAnn and her family lived on a farm south and east of Clarinda.

She went to the country school called Pleasant Hill for 1st and 2nd grade, then to East River from 3rd to 8th grade. JoAnn then continued her education and graduated from Clarinda High School in 1966. She worked a short time for Pamida while still in school.  After graduation, she worked at the Clarinda Outlet Store for Vernon and Ester Hamilton until 1969.

JoAnn was married on August 17, 1969, and on October 23, 1970, Christina Lynne Crawley was born. In 1972, her and her spouse parted ways and JoAnn went on to raise Tina by herself, they were very close being mother and daughter. JoAnn also helped raise Kathy Zeibig, Kathy and Tina were raised as sisters. JoAnn loved country music and loved to go dancing.

She worked at Hy-Vee Food Store for 26 years as a breakfast cook. She was forced to give it up, due to her ankle surgeries. JoAnn made numerous friends though her customers and missed them when she left Hy-Vee. She enjoyed eating out because she didn’t have to cook and liked to go shopping and just being out and about.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Doris (Schollian) Parrott; uncles, Bert Parrott, and Pete Parrott, aunt, Alta Parrott; grandparents Everett and Ora Parrott, and Harold and Elsie Schollian, sisters, Goldie Parrott, and Marilyn Walter, brother, Jonnie Parrott, and brother-in-law, Raymond Mick; nieces, Dara Darlene Mick, Sydney Messner, and Shayla Culp, and cousin, Stanley Young.

JoAnn is survived by her daughter, Christina (Mike) Allbaugh, grandsons, Dakota Brittain and Dawson Borer, daughter, Kathy Zeibig and daughters, Mackenzie Jo, and Madison Lynne; siblings, Marian Mick, Ermal Parrot, Jeannie Ritchie, Kelly (Sharon) Parrott, and brother-in-law, Marty Walter, niece, Misty (Jeff) Price, along with many other nieces and nephews’ family members and friends.

Saturday
5
March

Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Walker-Merrick-Billings Funeral Chapel
422 E. Washinton St
Clarinda, Iowa, United States
712-542-2153

Memorials

Page County Sheriffs Department: direct payments to the teddy bear fund for children.