Delmar Ray Crawford, 92, of Hutchinson, formerly of Greenleaf, Kansas, died March 11, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society, Hutchinson Village. He was born July 9, 1926, in Clifton, Kansas, to Walter and Jessie (Parker) Crawford.
Delmar attended Clifton High School, but was drafted his junior year of high school into the United States Army, where he served from 1944-1950. He worked as a small repairman for various companies, including Hoovers and the Clifton Coop. Delmar volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Greenleaf and served as the Greenleaf Mayor for many years.
On August 20, 1950, he married Avis Ivene Lillibridge in Clifton, Kansas. She died March 20, 1994.
Delmar is survived by: daughter, Jeanette Hattesohl of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Richard T. Hattesohl (Edie Miller), Joe Hattesohl (Hope), Randy Hattesohl (Sandra), Mike Hattesohl (Traci), Jennifer Villarreal (Brandon); brother, Jesse ‘Veryl’ Crawford (Dixie); 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers; one sister; and son-in-law, Richard G. Hattesohl.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Ward Funeral Home, 304 5th Street, Greenleaf, KS, with Pastor Jim Stark officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Fort Riley Honor Guard. Burial will follow in City of Greenleaf Cemetery. Friends may sign the book from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #235, located in Greenleaf, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.