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Shirlet L. Crabtree

May 18, 1951July 25, 2020

Shirlet Lavonne Crabtree, age 69, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Wichita, Kansas. Shirlet was born on May 18, 1951, in Eufaula, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jesse and Jewelyn (Polk) Crabtree.

Shirlet moved to Wichita as a toddler and lived there for the remainder of her life. She graduated from Wichita East High School. Shirlet worked in the service industry for 25 years always happy to lend a helping hand. She retired at the age of 50.

The world has lost a genuinely good person at a time when they are needed the most. If you met Shirlet many times or just in passing, she greeted everyone with a smile and an open heart excited to learn the good in you. She was an amazing mom, sibling, friend and person. Her sons take solace in knowing that the physical pain of her cancer is over and the best of her lives in them.

Shirlet is survived by her sons: Michael Ravonne Riddle (and girlfriend, Lisa Begay), Earl Jermaine Crabtree (and fiancée, Michele Magie) and Brent Leo Crabtree; her siblings: Clarice Rosetta Jones, Janet Faye Crabtree-Gunter, Jennifer Denise (and husband, Cornell) Payne, Fredrick “Fred” Adolphus (and wife, Cheryl) Crabtree and Winfred Cornell Crabtree; 5 grandchildren from Earl (Earl Jr., Shayla, Elijah, Isaiah and Joshua); 5 grandchildren from Michael; and her dog, Bo. She was preceded in death by her parents and her dogs, Max and Spot.

A Celebration of Life fill be held in Wichita at a later date.


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Erma Magie

August 6, 2020

mother full of grace and gratitude. She loved her little dog, Bo. I learned about sweet potato pie when she brought it on Thanksgiving Day. I will miss her especially on Thanksgiving days and Mother's Days.

Clarice Crabtree-Jones

August 6, 2020

Condolences to my nephews. Shirlet was an exceptional woman. I love her. I miss her. There is a noticeable absence in my world. May she rest in peace. I love you.

Your Aunt Clarice

Charles Hardyway

August 6, 2020

Michael, Earl, and Brent - my sincerest condolences. I miss your mom and will love her always. My wish for you all is comfort in knowing that your mom is at peace and resting comfortably. She earned that reward.

All my love to you, Charles

Trudy Ellis

August 1, 2020

To my brother Michael Riddle, my deepest condolences. I love you!


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