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Howard Dale Crawford
  • Shawnee Alliance Church
    4455 Shawnee Road
    Lima, OH 45806

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“He was one of the best grandfather's a grandson could ask for and he's left me with so much inspiration to keep my future bright. We will always...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Crawford - Bowling Green, OH

“Howard's Barber - Roger Dale was a good man . He was one of the smartest men I knew and taught me a lot through the years. I am going to really...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: roger brown - LIMA, OH - Friend

“Such sad news. Sending my respect and condolences. God will help you during your time of distress. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Mike and Shelley Shinners - OH

“No one Could ask for a More Loving Uncle, Dale and Ginny Both were there when our Parents had Passed. Rest in Peace Dale Ginger and I will Miss you...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: David & Ginger Williams - OH

“No one could ask for a more Loving Uncle and was allways there for our Parents when they had Passed. Rest in Peace Dale you will be Greatly Missed. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: David & Ginger Williams - OH

“So sorry to hear about Dale passing away. It's been several years since I have seen Dale & his wife.I am his cousin in Indiana. Dale was such a good...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Shirley (Crawford) Bailey - IN

“So sorry to hear about Dale god bless him Dale Stever Columbus Grove ,Ohio ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Ginny, we had prior commitments,but please know our thoughts and prays are with all of you. May your hearts be filled with all good memories as ours...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bob and Donna Brandt - Churubusco, IN


Howard Dale Crawford age 85, of Lima, died May 8, 2017. He was born May 29, 1931 in Lima to Morgan and Gladys Crawford, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Virginia Lee Lowry, Crawford. Who he married July 31, 1949, and they had 2 sons: Randy Dale Crawford, wife Mary Danik Crawford of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard Lee Crawford, wife Jane Rickenberg Crawford of Napoleon, Ohio, 6 grandchildren Michael, Marianne, Jeffery, Renee, Joseph and Daniel; 3 step grandchildren Jessica, Angela and Ashley and 5 great grandchildren: Brian, Ashley, Kelsey, Trey and Michael.
Mr. Crawford attended Shawnee Alliance Church and his hobbies included fishing, wood carving, lawn work and he wrote 3 books. Mr. Crawford retired from Ford Motor Company in 1987 after 30 years of service in both Engineering and Production, working in the US and foreign service in Argentina and Mexico.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will follow at 4 with Pastor Daniel Messner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to Shawnee Alliance Church.