Vickie Sue Crabtree

December 26, 1949September 29, 2019

Vickie Sue Crabtree, 69, of Kansas City, Missouri went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 29, 2019, surrounded by her family.

She was born December 26, 1949 in Ottawa, Kansas to Glenn and Margaret Slankard.

Vickie was a 1967 graduate of Turner High School later attending Penn Valley Community College obtaining her LPN, then earning her Bachelors in Nursing and worked for North Kansas City Hospital. On November 6, 1970, she married Jerry and together they raised 3 kids.

An avid softball fan, she loved to play and watch her grandkids. Her passions were cooking, playing scrabble, reading, sewing, and the Kansas City Royals. Vickie and her family would make many trips to Colorado. She was very proud of her family and having family around made her smile.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Jerry; her daughter, Stacy (Richard) McGinnis; her sons, Eric and Rusty Crabtree; her sister, Sharon (Len) Lawson; her brother, Steve (Nancy) Slankard; 6 grandchildren; and 1 great granddaughter.


  • Glenn Slankard, Father (deceased)
  • Margaret Underwood, Mother (deceased)
  • Jerry Crabtree, Husband
  • Stacy (Richard) McGinnis, Daughter
  • Eric Crabtree, Son
  • Rusty Crabtree, Son
  • Sharon (Len) Lawson, Sister
  • Steve (Nancy) Slankard, Brother
  • 6 Grandchildren
    1 Great Granddaughter

  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Vickie Sue Crabtree

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Cindy Franke

October 14, 2019

Cousins are connected heart to heart. Distance and time can't keep us apart. As sad as I am at Vickie's passing, I can't help but smile in my memories of her. Vickie is a part of my childhood that can never be lost. I looked up to her, I loved her, I treasure all memories of her. Rest in well-deserved peace sweet Vickie.
All my love and prayers to Jerry, Stacy, Eric, Rusty, and family.
Cousin Cindy

Lisa Petty

October 9, 2019

I am saddened to hear of my cousin Vickies passing. I always admired Vickie. She was secure, had a sweet smile and ALWAYS made you feel good about yourself. When I think of Vickie I think of homemade ice cream and "homemade" pick-up games! Those were the days, my friends

Vickie, you will be sorely missed. I hope to be on your team again one day.

Love always to you, your family and friends.
Lisa and family, Colorado

Brian Woods

October 2, 2019

I remember eating over there for dinner I will alway remember how the 4 layer desert tasted I will miss the way you cooked . You will always be a part of my family. I know you are watching over us as we speak. I know I wasn’t in the family long and I didn’t know you very well but, I really miss you a lot you were a very loving and caring person.

Kayla Woods

October 1, 2019

Grandma, I’m going to miss you so much. I will always remember the memories I had with you. I still have the Pistachio pudding you made me and when I go to make more I’m going to think of you and know that you’re right there with me making it. I love you so much. Please watch over us!

Vickie Crabtree

October 1, 2019

Aunt Vickie! This is really unbelievable. You are part of so many wonderful childhood memories that I have. Your playful and bright disposition will always be remembered. Your red velvet cake is legendary...truly a family tradition. I finally think I mastered it this last Christmas...although yours will always be better! I will never make it again without remembering you and feeling you right by my side. I feel the luckiest, I'm your oldest niece. I had you for the longest! I love you and will always miss you. Thanks for shining your bright light on us. Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa. Love, Julie W

Edward Lee & Kathy Guthrie

September 30, 2019

Momma C, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have a beautiful soul and will truly be missed. Thank you for not only being our team mom, but a dear friend (who would get on to me like a real mom).

Love you,
Ed & Kathy