Mary Sue Rakes Crabill, 83, of Toms Brook, passed away surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The funeral will be held Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend Dianna Horton will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.
Mrs. Crabill was born January 31, 1929 in Henry, Virginia daughter of the late Wilton and Ethel Rakes. She attended Franklin County Public Schools. Her first job was working for Eddie and Naomi Wilkerson. Mary move to the Valley with the Wilkerson’s to open the Valley Diner. She met Eugene and they were married on February 8, 1952. Mary and Gene worked side by side when they began Crabill’s Meats in 1962 for more than 40 years. Mary’s greatest love was her husband and children. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Toms Brook and was involved with Girl Scouts and many of her children’s activities. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Eugene Crabill and siblings, James Rakes, William Rakes, Charles Rakes, Frances Peer, Cecil Rakes, Everette Rakes and Elmer Rakes.
Mary is survived by four children, Phyllis Hamilton and husband Chris of Harrisonburg, Phillip Crabill and wife Donna of Woodstock, Karen Condon and husband Titus of Toms Brook and Larry Crabill and wife Sandi of Toms Brook; one sister, Carol Ballard of Martinsville; two brothers, Doug Rakes of High Point, NC and Pete Rakes of Collinsville; six grandchildren, David Hamilton, Lauren Hamilton Drayer, Kimberly Crabill Lowden, Nicholas Crabill, Kristin Crabill Hefren and Adam Crabill and five great grandchildren, Savannah Hefren, Jackson Drayer, Blayze Henry, Ryder Crabill and Ella Hefren.
Pallbearers will be David Hamilton, Adam Crabill, Nick Crabill, Titus Condon, Lee Brown and Jeff Peer.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Toms Brook Fire Department.