Maria Henkle Crawford, age 91, Carthage, MO, went home to be with her Lord early Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Home.

Maria Henkle Crawford, age 91, Carthage, MO, went home to be with her Lord early Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Home.  
She was born on August 24, 1926 in Muchausen, Germany the daughter of Heinrich Henkle and Elizabeth Landschneider. She married Chester Crawford on July 4, 1955 in Germany, he preceded her in death on August 24, 1971.  
Maria worked as a nanny in her early years and later as a cutter for Juvenile Shoes, later Justin Boots, until her retirement.  
Maria loved gardening, canning, and working with the cattle on the ranch.  She was best known for her feisty personality by her friends, making her presence known when she would enter a room.  
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. She is survived by many friends.  
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Knell Mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Springfield National Cemetery under the direction of the Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.