Juanita Crumet

Graveside services for Juanita Faye Crumet, 79, Oskaloosa, will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at Hardy Oak Cemetery, Jefferson County.  She died September 23, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 6, 1933 in Shawnee County (Topeka, KS) the daughter of  Earl W. Beard and Mary Jane Holiday Beard.  Her stepfather was Clifford Jones.

She was a graduate of Lawrence Memorial High School.

She married Charles A. Crumet on April 29, 1950 in Lawrence, KS.

She worked at JC Penney’s for 20 ½ years and then worked for the University of Kansas with her last position being with Kansas Geological Survey until she retired in March of 1997.

She belonged to a card club and the E.H.U. of Jefferson County.  In her youth she loved to water ski.  Later in life she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, and working in her flower beds.

Charles preceded her in death October 8, 2011.  They were married for 61 years.

Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Crumet, and partner, H.R. Malinowsky, Berwyn, IL, Michael L. Crumet, and wife, Lucy, Lawrence, KS; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Beard.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Special Olympics and may be sent in care of the mortuary.  


4 Condolences

  1. Sharon Walker on September 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    My deepest condolences over the loss of Juanita. Some people touch our lives in such wonderful ways that words cannot truly express their worth. To say she will be missed does not begin to express how we feel. Cherish your memories. May they comfort you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort dwell in your heart and strengthen you. May the resurrection hope bring you peace. 2Corinthians 1:3,4; John 11:11, 21-26; Matthew 5:5. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

  2. Mimi Thebo on September 26, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Some people nurture everyone and everything they touch in life. Juanita was one of them; full of care for every living thing – her flowers, her garden, and her family and her friends. Her kind, brisk, practical help never failed to touch my heart; and I know how much she will be missed by Charlie, Bob, MIke and his wife Lucy. To them we send love across ’the pond’ and to God our thanks for His gift of Juanita.

  3. Tammy McCreery on September 26, 2012 at 8:10 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. When someone you love dies, it leaves an empty spot in your hearts which could never be filled by any other person. What a wonderful gift we have from God in memories. When you close your eyes, you can see and remember your mother just as she was when she was happy and healthy. Soon, in a new world of God’s making, all pain, suffering and sickness will be gone forever, Revelation 21:3, 4. Hope these words bring you comfort and hope along with family and friends.

  4. cindy dalaba on September 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I was very sorry to see Juanita had passed away, our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was always a very nice person to talk to and although we didn’t visit much, we will miss having her down the road from us. May God bless your family and comfort you.

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