The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

January 3, 2013

Iva Lee Crabb

Published 1-4-13

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The funeral service for Mrs. Iva Lee Crabb, 88, of Enid, will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

She was born on Aug. 29, 1924, on her grandparents homestead, three miles from Erick, Okla., to R.E. and Marie Vance and passed away Dec. 31, 2012, in Enid.

She attended school in Erick, Okla., and graduated high school in Union, Miss. Later she attended Junior College in Pratt, Kan. Lee married Dale E. Crabb July 1, 1949.

During WWII Lee served as a hostess for the USO and received a pin for 5,000 hours as a volunteer. She was an active member of Beta Sigma Phi since 1946. Lee held several offices in her chapter. She was a Cub Scout den mother, worked at the contact Crisis Telephone Ministries, and was a volunteer at the Bass Baptist Hospital.  

Lee was a member of the first Baptist Church since 1960 when the family moved back to Enid. She taught Sunday school, served in WMU, was a member of the choir, and Prime Timers.

Lee was a real prayer warrior for those in need. Lee and Dale also hosted numerous functions in their home and were members of a group which played cards regularly.

Lee is survived by three sons, Dale, Mark, and David as well as two daughters-in-law. Lee also leaves eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren as well as numerous cousins and extended family.

The family wishes to thank all of Lee’s friends, all the people at Hospice Circle of Love, and Carla Henigman for all the comfort and loving care during her last days.

Memorials may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodians of the funds. Condolences may be made online at

(Submitted by family)