Ann Marie Cates Crumley

Ann Marie Cates Crumley, 74, of Lawson, Mo., passed away December 25, 2021.

Ann was born April 21,1947 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Lloyd and Erma (Jesse) Cates.

Ann worked at Henkel for 30 plus years as a lab tech.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ronald Glen Crumley Sr.

Ann is survived by her daughters, Tina (Mike) Nave of the home, and Angie Chadwick, both of Lawson; sons, Buddy Wood Jr. of Excelsior Springs, David Wood Sr. (Brandi) of Lawson, and Ronald Glenn Crumley Jr. of  Excelsior Springs; siblings, Jimmy (Brenda) Cates of Lawson, Brenda (Wes) Crawford of Richmond, David (Denise) Cates of Illinois, Joe (Deborah) Cates of Rayville, and Jeff (Rosetta) Cates of Richmond; 20 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lawson Community Center, 103 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lawson, Mo.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.

Our Sincere Condolences

Love you so much grandma. I haven’t cried cause I know you are at peace and you wouldn’t want me to cry. you wouldn’t want me to be upset. If it weren’t for you I would still be going down the wrong path and promise you I won’t take that path again. The kids love you and will miss you. Thank you for being there for me growing up. You are the best woman I’ve ever known. I love you so much grandma.
Cecily Dobbins

Ann was the best mother in law and friend a person could ever ask for. I was blessed to have known her and to be in her family. She taught me so much about family and love and I will always cherish our memories. Her kids were everything to her as were her grandkids. My heart goes out to them all.
Kerri K Sharp

savannah, javier and i love and miss you so much
Brittany Wood

I’ve never imagined you leaving us, never thought we would have to say goodbye, just not being able to hear your sweet voice everyday!! You never gave up on any of us, no matter how bad the situation was. You showed us unconditional love, if it wasn’t for you never losing faith in me, I’m not sure I would have gotten this far!!! I know you’re up there relaxing,stress free watching down on us! I will never forget the love you gave me, the words of wisdom, your heartwarming smile, you’re laugh, I’m going to miss everything about you! They say time heals an it gets easier but I don’t think losing you will ever get easy, I’m always gonna wish you were still here! I know you’re the most beautiful angel up there. I love you so much.
Kristen Wood

I don’t know where to began grandma.. I honestly thought you would be around forever.. you was my go to person for anything. You taught me how to become and good mom and person.. I will for ever be grateful for that.. I learned what it meant to be the strong one because of you.. you were always strong because you had to be no matter how bad you were hurting.. it’s hard being the strong one for everyone when you you can’t be strong for yourself.  I will be strong for you, myself and everyone.. no matter how I feel like like I failed… I followed in your footsteps… Because of you I learned to work hard and work for what I need. You was and are the best grandma ever. I just wish I could have one more conversation or hug from you. It’s so hard without you being here..  I miss you like crazy…..
Breanna Wood