Willis Olen Crowley, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti, Kansas. Willis was born December 22, 1928 at Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the son of Asher J. & Myrtle Emma Putnam Crowley. A resident of Wichita County since 1957 moving from Greeley, Colorado, he was a Cowboy and Rancher. Willis served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Willis was a member of the United Methodist Church, Kansas Farm Bureau, Wichita County Amusement Association, Rough Riders Saddle Club and Wichita County Rodeo Association all of Leoti, Kansas.
On September 14, 1952 he married Margaret Mabel Bateman at Mansfield, Illinois.
Willis’s surviving family includes-
Margaret Mabel Crowley- Leoti, Kansas
Linda & Willard Sanders- Scott City, Kansas
Marilyn & Mac Vass- Thermopolis, Wyoming
Alan & Kim Crowley- Doyline, Louisiana
Richard Crowley- Sunray, Texas
Glen & Jan Crowley- Cabot, Arkansas
Carol & Terry Laws- Leoti, Kansas
Mark & Raquel Crowley- Ellensburg, Washington
Sharon Jessen- Spokane, Washington
Carolie & Eddy Watkins- Vanderwagen, New Mexico
Twenty-Eight grandchildren, Thirty-Two great grandchildren and Six great great grandchildren.
His parents, a sister, Doris Crowley, a grandson, Tim Sanders and a great granddaughter, Jennifer Emaheizer precede him in death.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 20, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Leoti, Kansas with the Reverend Brad Kirk and Elder Terry Laws officiating. Inurnment will be in Leoti Cemetery.
Memorial may be given to the Wichita County Amusement association in care of the funeral home.