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Leslie Crafton

April 29, 1968 ~ January 11, 2020 (age 51)


Leslie Crafton, age 51 of Springfield and formerly of Beardstown, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home.

He was born April 29, 1968 in Beardstown, the son of Richard Robert and Lettie Hagerty Crafton.

He is survived by his mother Lettie Crafton of Springfield; his daughter Amanda Knous (fiancé Bryan Thurman) of Virginia; four grandchildren Josh, Jake, Lucas, and Charles; his partner Wanda Mohlenbruck; four brothers Richard (wife Sue) Crafton of Hillsboro, Michael Crafton of Springfield, Daryl (wife Sandy) Crafton of Springfield, and Terry Crim of Quincy; one sister Becky (husband George) Bishop of Mt. Sterling.; and his best bud Jacob Burell. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers Larry and Raymond Crafton.

Leslie graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1987. He worked in construction his whole life and was a jack of all trades.

Graveside services will be held at 12 PM Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.

Memorials have been suggested to Leslie Crafton Final Expense Fund c/o West Central Bank, 122 S. State Street, Beardstown, IL 62618. Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.

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January 15, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Colwell Memorial Home and Crematory
515 State Street
Beardstown, IL 62618

Graveside Service
January 16, 2020

12:00 PM
Beardstown City Cemetery, Colwell Memorial Home, Beardstown


Leslie Crafton Final Expense Fund c/o West Central Bank
122 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Tel: 1-217-323-4500

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