Celia A. Crisp

Funeral services for Celia A. Crisp, 63, Lawrence will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Celia was born January 18, 1954 in Lawrence, KS the daughter of Donald and Faye (Roberts) Stewart.

She was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She worked as a Human Resource Benefits Assistant for Lawrence School District 497 from 2005 to 2017; retiring to help her daughters manage their business, BE Bookkeeping and Office Solutions. She also co-owned Shamrock Rose Jewelry business.

Celia was passionate about her family, especially her grandchildren and traveling with her family. She was a Disney Vacation Club Member, and enjoyed crafts and jewelry.

She married Richard Crisp June 3, 1972 in Lawrence, KS. They later divorced.

Survivors include her daughters, Heather (Dane) Bailey, Beth (Jared) Ellis; son, Brian Crisp, all of Lawrence; five grandchildren, Ethan Crisp, Natalie Crisp, Hudson Bailey, Reed Bailey, Easton Ellis; sister, Linda (Vince) Weeks; nieces and nephews, LeAnn Cook, Lindsey Sanchez, Violet Sanchez, Matthew Weeks, Megan Weeks, Tyler Weeks, Cameron Weeks and Zachary Weeks.

The family will greet friends at 1:30 p.m. until her service on Saturday at the mortuary.

Celia was an organ donor and saved the lives of three people with her donations.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the Celia Crisp Foundation and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Rebecca Lyles on April 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Celia always had a smile on her face and was a breath of fresh air! She will be greatly missed!

  2. Anita Carlson on April 6, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    May the love of those around you help you through these times of sorrow.

  3. Julie Boyle on April 6, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Celia’s many years of caring and dedicated service to Lawrence Public Schools were most appreciated. She has many friends at the school district office and across our schools mourning her loss and sending our thoughts and prayers to her beloved family. Many blessings to you for your generous gift of life to others in need. Sincerely, Julie Boyle

  4. Donna C. Hoffman on April 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Celia was my dear friend back in grade school at Kaw Valley School. I loved spending the night at her house where her beautiful mother, Faye, made all our favorite treats and Celia had the BEST record collection. FYI, she was one of the Beatles biggest fans! I hope your memories of this lovely lady bring you all joy in the months to come. May God bless her, and all she loved. Donna Callicott Hoffman

  5. Denise Johnson Hahnstadt on April 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Celia was my first best friend and my matron of honor. We had such fun times and have stayed in touch through the years. Her wit and smile will be missed by many. She loved all her family so much from grandparents to grandkids and especially her sister-friend, Linda. You will all be in my prayers.

  6. Mary Rooney on April 7, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Celia was my co-worker and good friend. She will be missed every day and in every way. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  7. Carrie Coffey on April 7, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Oh Celia, I loved your smile, giggles and your snorts. We had so many laughs and so many great times. I will truly miss you and all of our awesome talks. My prayers for all of her children, grandchildren and her family. Until we meet again my good friend, may your journey to Heaven be as beautiful as you are. God Bless

  8. Christine McPherson on April 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Celia was always so helpful and kind – a great loss !

  9. Paula Hatcher on April 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    My warmest thoughts go out to her family. Whenever I called her, she was so wonderfully helpful. Please take a degree of comfort in knowing that “Benefits, this is Celia” meant any issue would be compassionately, professionally and carefully concluded. She was a wonderful colleague.

  10. Ms. F. Taylor on April 8, 2017 at 9:57 am

    To The Crisp Family,
    So sorry for your loss. May, “the God of all comfort,” be with you and your family during this time of sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3.
    With Kindness, Comfort & Peace,

  11. Andi & Troy Anderson on April 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Heather, Beth & Brian – Loving thoughts are with you during this time of great sorrow.

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