Peggy Crawford

Posted Online: Jan. 03, 2013, 6:57 pm
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Peggy Elizabeth Rakestraw Crawford, 72, Bettendorf, died Jan. 2, 2013, at Manor Care, Davenport.
Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, with visitation noon to services. Burial is 11 a.m. Monday at Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born Aug. 10, 1940.
Surviving are her husband, Edward; children, Karen Rakestraw, Georgia, Sharon Sobie, Bettendorf, Cindy Crawford, Florida, Thomas Brown, Tennessee, Jerry Brown, Carbon Cliff, Anthony Rakestraw, Galesburg; many grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers.


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