Carolyn  Crabtree
Carolyn Crabtree, 85, passed away at St. Luke's Nursing Home October 29, 2019. Carolyn was born August 14, 1934, in Carthage, Missouri, to Harold and Lucille "Conklin" Northup. She was a longtime Kansas City resident and returned to Carthage in 2002.
She worked for the United States Post Office and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Carterville, where she served as treasurer. She enjoyed square dancing, traveling in the R.V. and cross-stitching.
Carolyn was united in marriage to Billy Jean Crabtree September 7, 1982, in Miami Oklahoma, and he preceded her in death July 20, 2018.
Carolyn is survived by two daughters, Lori Boles, of Hillsboro, OR, and Lisa Ragain, of Webb City, MO; two sons, Joe Naberhaus, of Orlando, FL, and Kent Offill, of Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Chuck Northup, of Tonitown, AR, and Phil Northup, of Carl Junction, MO.
Carolyn is preceded in death by one son, Barry Duncan and one stepson, Billy Crabtree, Jr.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019, prior to the service at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Park Cemetery.
Contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Carterville in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
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Published on November 3, 2019


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Janice Lansaw
Nov 05, 2019
My husband and I are former members of Carterville UMC and and we have known her about 16 years. My condolences to the friends and family. I didn't know until just now that she had died. I may have tried to go to the funeral. Rest in peace Carol.