Topeka—Gay V. Crawford, 64, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka.
Gay was born November 3, 1956 at Santa Fe, NM., the daughter of Vance R. and Betty M. Trenton Crawford. Gay graduated from Rossville High School and Kansas State University where she earned her B.S. of Business Administration-Accounting and a B.S. in Political Science-Public Administration.
Gay was a Certified Internal Auditor, she had worked as a senior Lease Auditor at Collective Brands. She had been the Director of Finance at the YWCA Northeast Kansas. While working for Westar Energy, she held several different positions including being an Accounting Supervisor, an Accounting Analyst, Fuel Accountant, Budget Analyst, an Internal Auditor, and a Financial Communications Specialist. Gay was a member of the Rossville Christian Church, ABWA, YWCA Northeast Kansas where she held several offices and served on several boards. She also was a past member of public relation/fundraising for Helping Hands Humane Society, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Friends of the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, ERC Designer Showhouse, Whisper Walk, ACS Topeka Relay for Life.
Gay was preceded in death by her parents, and a niece, Kylie.
Survivors include her brother, Rudy (Debra) Crawford, Topeka; nephew, Caleb Crawford: boyfriend, Bob Jensen, Topeka; her fur babies, Lola and Gypsy; several cousins and many steadfast friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be at 3:30 P.M. Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Rossville Christian Church. Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, Topeka Rescue Mission, YWCA Northeast Kansas, Rossville Christian Church or the Charity of your choice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.
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