February 5, 1930 – February 27, 2018
Carol Clark Crawford, 88, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord at The Forum’s Health Center on February 27, 2018. She was born on February 5, 1930, to parents DeMorse Wood Clark and Margaret Roach in Kansas City, MO. Carol spent her youth between Kansas City and Mansfield, LA. She attended Southeast High School in Kansas City and then moved to Natchitoches, LA , where her mother lived, to attend Northwestern Louisiana State University. She graduated from Northwestern, earning her degree in Elementary Education, and later returned to Kansas City where she taught for a short time at the Porter School in Prairie Village, KS. Back in Kansas City she rekindled a friendship with David Crawford. Dave was the love of her life, and they married on March 23, 1952 after a brief courtship. Their first year of married life was in St. Louis, MO, but Leawood, Kansas became their home for 60 years. Carol devoted the first 10 years of marriage managing the home, as a loving wife and mother to three children. In 1962, she and her father started a business that they developed within a few years to D.W. Clark and Company. Carol served as Secretary-Treasurer of the company until 1979. She was a charter member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and a long-time member of Leawood South Country Club, where she enjoyed their home on the golf course and played golf with ladies and couples groups for many years. She and Dave were members of the Kansas City Ford V-8 Club, and they spent many years touring the country in their 1941 Ford Convertible and 1936 Ford Roadster. In 2015, she and Dave moved to an apartment at the Forum in Overland Park due to Carol’s declining health. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Alan Fernbaugh. Carol is survived by her husband, Dave, and her beloved Yorkie, Tinkerbell, her brother, Mark Fernbaugh, three children, David Wood Crawford (Susie), Carol Sue Jones (Bob), and Nancy Ann Myers (Steve), four grandchildren, Andrew Jones (Jodie), Megan Gepner (Joe), Meridith Hinman (Dallas), and Pamela Mountjoy (Frank), eight great- grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved hosting family dinners and celebrations. Family and friends will celebrate Carol’s life at The McGilley Chapel, 123rd and State Line, KC, MO. on Saturday, March 3rd, at 10:30am, followed immediately by a graveside service at Forest Hill Cemetery. There will be a brief Visitation beginning at 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that those who wish may send a donation to Ascend Hospice.
4550 W. 109th Street Suite 210, Overland Park, KS 66211
- Visitation Saturday, March 3, 2018
- Funeral Services Saturday, March 3, 2018
- Burial Saturday, March 3, 2018
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March 3, 2018
I'm so sad and sorry to hear of the passing of Carol. My love and thoughts go to all of you. I have some of my best memories growing up in Kansas City with all of you. The band rehearsals in your basement, The pool table, going to the lake and the massive boat in the Ozarks, Dave always being such a great friend, the beautiful Sue and Nancy. I loved your Grand Parents. I remember the giant sword fish hanging on the wall in their house. So many great memories.
My prayers and condolences go to all of you. You were always a family to me. I'm so blessed that I was able to see David and Carol last time I was in Kansas City. God Bless all of you.
Vern and Bobby Ann Bonar
March 1, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of Carol's death. We have lots of fun and fond memories of the great times and trips we had traveling in the antique Fords to all parts of the United States with Dave and Carol. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.