Janet Kay Crawford

Janet Kay Crawford, age 86, of Washington, Iowa, died Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital following a sudden illness.

Celebration of life services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home with Pastor Anthony DeVaughn officiating.  Calling hours will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.  Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Paws and More Animal Shelter.  Online condolences may be sent for Janet’s family at www.jonesfh.com.

Janet was born February 5, 1937, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Wilma (Brinning) Crone. She attended school in Washington, Iowa.  Janet was united in marriage to Dwaine William Crawford on December 30, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Janet worked as a waitress at Willows Supper Club and was later a bartender at the Washington Bowling Alley.  She worked in housekeeping at the Washington County Hospital and later at Halcyon House until her retirement at age 79.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Washington.  Janet enjoyed reading, knitting, doing crafts and decorating her home.  She also enjoyed her garden and tending to her house plants.  Janet was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoyed the company of her family and friends and attending her grandchildren’s events.

She is survived by her daughter Debbie Ponder of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Gary (Kathy) Crawford of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; son, Mark (Beth) Crawford of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; daughter, Lisa (Roger) Crawford of Washington Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Tod (Cheryl) Crone of Washington, Iowa; sister-in-law, Nettie Crone of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brother-in-law, Ron (Judy) Crawford of Iowa City, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews.


Janet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dwaine Crawford; son, Ronald Crawford; daughter, Nancy Crawford; one granddaughter, Kiley Crawford; and brother, Rick Crone.