West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

On Thursday, August 28, 2020, Mary Katherine White Crawford, loving friend and mother of four passed away at her home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas at the age of 64.

Kathy was born on June 19, 1956 in West Memphis, Arkansas to Lee White and Irene Curtis White.

She is survived by two children, Keith Crawford and his wife, Jill and Krystal Graves and her husband, Chris; six grandchildren, Vivian Crawford, Wyatt Crawford, Kaleb Crawford, Krysta Crawford, Chevelle Graves and Tristen Graves; three aunts, Estell Cox,  Lynn Reynolds and Nell Welch; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. 

Kathy was proceeded in death by her parents, Lee and Irene White; two children, Kenneth Melton and LaTeresa Crawford; and three sisters, Earlene Love, Nancy Bowden and Shirley White.

She was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

Kathy loved to fish, play bingo and sing karaoke.  She also enjoyed cooking.  She cooked at the Country Cottage in Thayer, Missouri for over fifteen years.  Boy, she was the best cook.

In her later years, she loved to watch her grandkids play sports.  Kathy really loved baseball and softball season and she learned to love basketball.

Kathy loved her all her family, but her greatest love was definitely her grandkids.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and a friend to all. She will truly be missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services for Mary Katherine Crawford will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri with Jason Jackson officiating.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to service time at the Carter Funeral Home in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be on Thursday, September 3, 2020 in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Bill Manes
    August 31, 2020 @ 9:23 pm

    Bill and I are so sorry about your mom. You are in our prayers.


  2. Ronda Jewell
    September 3, 2020 @ 6:14 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost of your mom. Kathy and I were Friends when she dated my brother in law. We always had a fun time together. You all are in my prayers.


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