Mary Louise Crawley

March 30, 1935 - January 23, 2020
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Mrs. Mary Louise Crawley, 84, of Hiwasse, Arkansas, formerly of Maysville, Arkansas, departed this life on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas, after a recent decline in health.

Mary entered this life on March 30, 1935, in Hennessey, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Floyd and Margery (Fritz) Myers. She was raised in Vinita, Oklahoma and was a 1953 graduate of Vinita High School. She furthered her education by attending Tulsa Business School. In 1953, she was united in marriage to Bob Woolman and to this union six children were born. She later married Max Crawley on July 12, 1966 and together they had an additional daughter. In 1969, they purchased a farm and moved to Maysville, Arkansas. For over fifty years they owned and operated Oak Ridge Game Farm, raising thousands of game birds, shipping allover the US and worldwide. Mary enjoyed life on the farm not only raising birds but also cattle, a few hogs and always had a horse. Mary had a heart for service. She was a longtime member of the Gravette Church of Christ, an honored member of the Maysville Extension Homemakers Club and a 4-H leader for over thirty years. Mary loved music, learning at a young age to sing acapella, passing this talent down to her children and grandchildren. She took care of everyone like a loving mother whether they were her own kids or not. She always believed in her family which gave them the confidence to do anything and become anything their heart desired.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of forty-three years, Max Crawley on January 29, 2010; three children, Floyd, Bruce and Ramona Woolman; a grandson, Johnny Dunfee, Jr.; and two siblings, Judy Tipton and Lloyd “Chig” Myers.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Wateena Ahrens of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Coweeta King of Hiwasse, Arkansas and Markeeta Puryear and husband, Richard, of Gravette, Arkansas; a son, Bobby Woolman of Vinita, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd “Chief” Myers of Clarksburg, Indiana and Alfred “Mike” Myers of Vinita, Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Church of Christ in Gravette, Arkansas with Rev. Bob Kirkley officiating. Burial will follow in the Maysville Cemetery with Jamison Dunfee, Tyrell Woolman, Regan Puryear, JW Williams, Johnny Dunfee, Ramsey Puryear, Luke Payne, Stefen Frost and Mat Williams serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are being directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital c/o the funeral home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.