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Maxine Mae Crawford (Thomason)

January 30, 1942 - April 27, 2021

Burial Date May 1, 2021

Funeral Service for Maxine Mae Crawford, 79, of Gans, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Brushy Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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Funeral Service for Maxine Mae Crawford, 79, of Gans, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Bethel Baptist Church in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Brushy Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on January 30, 1942 in Chouteau, Oklahoma to Mary Margaret (Duffield) Thomason and Wesley Charles Thomason and passed away on April 27, 2021 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She was married to her first husband, Gene Waters. He preceded her in death in 1968. She was married to second husband, Harold Rodgers. He preceded her in death. She was married to her third husband, Jimmie Dean Crawford on April 22, 1978 in Stigler, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2013. She was a loving wife and mother, an educator and of the Baptist faith. She spent her life pulling up weeds and planting flowers anywhere she thought a flower should grow.

Survivors are:

5 daughters: Gail Howell and Randy of Cimmaron, TN, Susie Brown and Guillermo Neri of Sallisaw, OK, Martha Rodgers and Randall Kennedy of Gans, OK, Rena Hart of Glencoe, OK and Sherry Philpot and Charles of Sallisaw, OK;

7 sons: Rob Waters and Jill of Barling, AR, Eddy Crawford and Cindy of Tallahassee, FL, Kevin Crawford of Glencoe, OK, Keith Crawford and Erin of Glencoe, OK, Larry Crawford of Glencoe, OK, David Crawford of Sallisaw, OK and Wayne Davis and Andrea of Glencoe, OK;

numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren;

6 sisters: Debbie Wright of Kingwood, TX, Susie Emerson of Oklahoma City, OK, Pam Thomason of Oklahoma City, OK, Gayle Thomason of Oklahoma City, OK, Robin Forga of Lillian, AL and Margie Lou Boggs of Lillian, AL;

2 brothers: Joe Thomason of Vian, OK and Mike Thomason of Warner, OK;

numerous other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Marlin Waters and her husband, Gene Waters tragically together in 1968; her second husband, Harold Rodgers and her third husband, Jim Crawford; her parents; two sisters, Charlene Kirkes and Betty Jo Lemaster; and one brother, Jim Thomason.

Active Pallbearers will be Michael Gardenhire, Levi Crawford, Cyle Jolly, Cody Adams, Travis Cavett and Damon Rozell.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Keith Crawford, Kevin Crawford, Eddy Crawford and Gene Brown.

Viewing will be 4 – 8 PM Thursday and 10 AM – 8 PM Friday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK.