Mother of Rep. Rick Crawford dies

WASHINGTON — The mother of U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, died Tuesday.

Crawford is expected to miss votes this week in Washington as a result of her death, according to his staff.

Funeral services for Ruth Anne Crawford, 72, of Kennett, Mo., will be held Friday afternoon at McDaniel Chapel with burial to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.

She is survived by: her husband Don, a brother, three sisters, three sons and eight grandchildren.

More information can be found on the McDaniel Funeral Service website at