MANSFIELD: What sunshine is to flowers, and tides are to the sea, was the protective nature Honey Crawfis held for her family. Remembered as an excellent cook (her spaghetti sauce and Snickerdoodles were special), she was the glue that held her family together and the oil that kept it working smoothly.
Pat passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 in Vero Beach, FL. She was 92.
Born Patricia Wells on August 29, 1928 in McConnelsville to parents Howard Carson and Grace (Sheets) Wells, she attended both The Ohio State University and Ashland College.
After raising her family, Patricia served as Director of Newhope Industries, and was active in numerous Mansfield area service clubs.
She enjoyed gardening and flower gardening, and was always alongside her husband Jim in their sailing activities. In 1980 and 1981 they and their younger son sailed their 37-foot Tartan “Drummer” on a 12-month odyssey departing the Erie Canal system through the mouth of the Chesapeake to Bermuda to the Azores, Spain, and France, then on to the Canary Islands to Barbados through the Caribbean and Bahamas. Her “killer conch fritters” were renown in the Bahamas. Their trip finished up the Eastern coast of the US. Pat was Jim’s First Mate and crew all through life.
Pat leaves a legacy of love and care to her family. They include her sons Spencer (Jean) Crawfis of Vero Beach, FL, and Greg (Jackie) Crawfis of Mansfield; grandchildren Josh (Natalie Corsanico) Crawfis of Tampa, FL, Jessica (Lonnie) White of Spring Hill, FL, Robin Leedy of Ashland, David (Nikki Bobbie) Jerger of Charleston, SC, and Douglas (Lisa) Jerger of Chandler, AZ; numerous great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews including niece Candy (Phil) Schneider.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years James “Jim” Crawfis on June 5, 2020. Also deceased are seven brothers and sisters.
A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Mt Zion Cemetery, Lucas with Pastor Ron Biddle officiating. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crawfis family, share a message of support – or watch Honey’s tribute video – online at: https://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com/obituary/patricia-wells-honey-crawfis/