June 22, 2024

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-

His wife-

Margaret Mabel Crowley- Leoti, Kansas

Nine children-

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.