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Rose Marie Crawford

Rose Marie Crawford, 81, of North Newton, Kansas, passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, September 5th, 2022. She was born on December 9th, 1941, in Newton, Kansas to Arthur Friesen and Rosella (Schmidt) Friesen. Rose graduated from Newton High School in 1959.

Rose was a woman whose passion for Elvis was only second to her passion for her husband and family. She spent most of her working life as a pharmacy technician at Wilson Drug Store before retiring in 2004.

Rose married Robert Keith Crawford on June 22, 1968. They were blessed with two daughters: Kelly Ann and Christine Marie.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Rosella Friesen, and daughter, Karla Marie. She is survived by her husband, Robert Crawford; daughters, Kelly (Louis) Brouillard and Christine Topping; sister, Linda (Ines) Flores; brother, Kenneth Friesen; granddaughter, Samantha Stenner; and many other nephews, nieces, and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 2pm at Stockham Family Funeral Home in McPherson, KS. The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Thursday, September 8, at the funeral home. A graveside service at McPherson Cemetery will immediately follow the funeral service.

A memorial has been established for New Hope Shelter, Inc. in Newton, Kansas. Contributions may be sent to Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, Kansas 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.


McPherson Cemetery
1601 Cemetery Dr
Mcpherson, KS 67460
(620) 245-2568


Stockham Family Funeral Home
205 N. Chestnut St.
McPherson, KS 67460