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I'm sending this out to all of you to let you know of Mom's passing if you were not already aware, and to give you the date and place of her services if you were. It has been a long 4 days since she left us. It's hard to believe that she's really gone.
Janice Ann Shiver Crews, 63, of Ellensburg, WA, died Saturday, Sep. 24, 2005, at the Royal Vista Care Center after a valiant struggle with cancer. She was born Sep. 7, 1942 in Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia. Her father was the late Grayson Heyman Shiver, Sr. of Thomasville, Georgia. Her mother is Mary Estelle Thomas Saulsbury, currently of Hayesville, North Carolina. Her paternal grandparents were Perry Loyd Shiver and Nellie Elma Taylor Shiver. Her maternal grandparents were Charles Thomas and Lillie Florence Martin. She was married to James Weger Crews on Oct. 9, 1965 in Carson City, Nevada. They lived briefly in Oakland, California before relocating to the Renton, Washington area in September 1966, when Jim took a job with The Boeing Company. She worked for many years as a medical secretary at Virginia Mason Hospital and for doctors in private practice. In March 1978 she went to work for Boeing as a secretary and word processor, and retired from there in August of!
1995. In Oct 1997 she and Jim relocated to Ellensburg. Jan was a wonderful wife, devoted mother and beloved grandmother. She was an unofficial "aunt" to many people and loved by many more. Caring for her family, and particularly spending time with her grandchildren, was the greatest joy of her life. Her loving and caring nature will be missed by her family and by all who knew her.
Survivors include her husband of almost 40 years, James Crews; and two daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Kathryn and David M. Kozy of Kent, and Sierra Lynn and Tyler D. Fisher of Renton. Mrs. Crews is also survived by three grandchildren: Melissa Katelyn Kozy, Rebecca Kathryn Kozy and Michael James Peter Kozy, all of Kent. She is also survived by one brother, Grayson Shiver, Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee and a sister, Karen "Micki" Shiver Brown of Renton. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
Inurnment will be in the Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, with memorial services at 11 a.m. on October 12th at the LDS Chapel on 26106 164th Ave. S.E. in Kent. Memorials are suggested to Royal Vista Patient Fund, 1506 Radio Rd., Ellensburg, WA 98926. Arrangements by Affordable Funeral Care of Ellensburg.
Lawrence County, Illinois Genealogy Group
Welcome! This is the former Rootsweb list, ILLAWREN. We'll be discussing the history and genealogy of Lawrence County, Illinois including the surrounding region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana.