Teddy “Ted” Dale Crady

Funeral services for Teddy “Ted” Dale Crady, 89, Topeka will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial with full military honors will follow at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland, KS. He died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.

Ted was born January 12, 1925 in Vinland, KS the son of James Dale and Ada Marie (Reusch) Crady.

Ted served his country in the United States Navy as a Fireman First Class on the U.S.S. Dixie during WWII.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Sheriff Association, and the U.S.S. Dixie Reunion Association.

He was a farmer and a Deputy Sheriff for the Douglas County Sheriff Department until he retired in 1992.

He married Mary Ann Peterson October 1, 1943 in Lawrence, KS. She preceded him in death December 13, 2004.

Survivors include one daughter, Pamela “Pam” Ann McMillen and husband James, Tecumseh, KS; two sons, Larry Crady and wife, Wanda, Topeka, Teddy Dale “Ted” Crady, and wife, Rose, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, May 18th at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Highland Park United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Virginia Yerta on May 15, 2014 at 7:32 am

    My prayers and sympathy are with you at this time.
    May God be with you.


  2. Lois McDaniel and Daisy on May 15, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    RIP Ted, when KU Jayhawks are playing, I will make enough noise for you also. Will miss all those fun evenings, Will miss eating popcorn, grapes and drinking apple juice.. Prayers and sympathy to Pam, Jim, Jason, and the rest of the family. May God be with you and Bless you.

    Lois and Daisy.

  3. Carol Langston on May 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers for the family at this time

  4. Rosalea Hagerman Vogler on May 16, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I always thought so highly of Ted Crady. His sweet and gentle manner were always a pleasure to be around. Family gatherings were so much fun and hearing all the music that he played and with others, was always a highlight. My prayers and sympathy go out to the family. Our lives were certainly blessed by his presence. Rosalea (Vernell Randel and Max Hagerman’s sister)

  5. Doc, Theresa, Virginia Little on May 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. May you find Peace and Comfort in the Love of those who care about you.
    The Little’s

  6. Ron Lowrey on May 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I just heard. Sorry for your loss.

  7. Sally Buckland on May 20, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Just heard of your loss of your dear dad yesterday. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Ted was so lucky to have your love and care for so many years. Know that he is at peace now with your mom. Thinking of you and yours….and keeping you in my heart.

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