Mary Helen (Oyler) Crawford, 65, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.


Mary was born August 10, 1954 in Taylorville, the daughter of Robert L. and Helen I. (Norris) Oyler.  She married Richard Charles Crawford on April 27, 1974, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on January 28, 2018.


Mary graduated from Taylorville High School in 1972.  She was bookkeeper for First Trust in Taylorville, as well as for Farm Fresh and Blackhawk while she lived in Norfolk, VA, while Richard was in the Navy.  Mary enjoyed photography, traveling, and day trips to the ocean or zoo.  She loved eating out, and was an avid Elvis and country western music lover.  Mary was a past-member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.


She was also preceded in death by her parents; great niece, Lia Bertolino; and uncles, Joe and Jim Norris.

Mary is survived by her siblings, Robert (wife, Laura) Oyler of Taylorville, Anne (husband, Garrett) Yocum of Warr Acre, OK, Teresa (husband, Joseph) Nolan of Taylorville, David (wife, Penny) Oyler of Baytown, TX, and Margaret (husband, Charles) Burgener of Taylorville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Private family ceremonies will be held, followed by inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, or St. Mary School, 422 S. Washington Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.


The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568 with ceremonies.


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