OBITUARY

Ruth "Boopa" McColloch Crawford

June 21, 1935March 15, 2019
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Ruth "Boopa" McColloch Crawford, age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Morning View Assisted Living in Maryville. She was a life long member of Graystone Presbyterian Church and was dedicated in service to her church. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and was a very active member of the Phi Mu Sorority. After graduation she remained active in the National Chapter. For a brief period, she taught math at South Junior High School before deciding to be a full time wife and mother. Ruth was an avid bridge player and the consummate hostess and organizer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Steve Crawford; sister Martha Liggett; brother-in-law, Charlie Liggett; and sister-in-law Kate McColloch. Ruth is survived by her sons Jimmy Crawford and Michael Crawford and wife Misti; brothers, Earl McColloch and Robert McColloch; sister-in-law Connie McColloch and many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers and staff of Morning View Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility for their love and compassion. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00pm at Graystone Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mark Knisley and Rev. Les Rust officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Jimmy Crawford, Son
  • Michael (Misti) Crawford, Son
  • Earl McColloch, Brother
  • Robert McColloch, Brother
  • Connie McColloch, Sister-in-law
  • Many dear nieces, nephews and friends

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, March 20, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ruth "Boopa" McColloch Crawford

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Patricia Riggins

March 19, 2019

I have many wonderful memories of our days at UT and our association in Phi Mu. She was such fun and I enjoyed knowing Ruth. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Patsy Ressler Riggins

Barbara Scalf Ensley

March 18, 2019

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She was my Math teacher at South Middle School. She was always so kind and patient with everyone. I would see her at the grocery store sometime. We would talk. I know you will miss her. She was a special lady.My thought s and prayers for the family
Barbara Ensley

Becky Hicks

March 18, 2019

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing, blessings to all. We worked together at Bargain Mart in the front office in the 1980s. I also cleaned house for her mother for a while. Both women were good Godly Souls. I still have the lattice Angel that Ruth gave me for Christmas one year and I hang it every year on my tree as I say a thank you to her then... So Thank You Ruth

Darryl Godsey

March 18, 2019

Karen and I send our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy, Mike, Misti, and the rest of the family for your loss.

-Darryl-

Robin Walker

March 16, 2019

Ruth has been a memory of my faith family at GRAYSTONE my whole life. Will miss this dear, sweet lady who leaves a wide gap in our hearts. My sympathies to the Crawford and Mc Collach Families.

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Biography

Ruth "Boopa" McColloch Crawford, age 83, of Knoxville, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Morning View Assisted Living in Maryville. She was a life long member of Graystone Presbyterian Church and was dedicated in service to her church. She was a graduate of the University of Tennessee and was a very active member of the Phi Mu Sorority. After graduation she remained active in the National Chapter. For a brief period, she taught math at South Junior High School before deciding to be a full time wife and mother. Ruth was an avid bridge player and the consummate hostess and organizer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Steve Crawford; sister Martha Liggett; brother-in-law, Charlie Liggett; and sister-in-law Kate McColloch. Ruth is survived by her sons Jimmy Crawford and Michael Crawford and wife Misti; brothers, Earl McColloch and Robert McColloch; sister-in-law Connie McColloch and many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers and staff of Morning View Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility for their love and compassion. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway. A celebration of Ruth's life will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00pm at Graystone Presbyterian Church, Rev. Mark Knisley and Rev. Les Rust officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com