Olive Ray Crumbly

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Full Name
Olive Ray Crumbly

Date of Birth
Saturday, June 20th, 1931

Date of Death
Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Obituary/Notice

Mrs. Olive Ray Crumbly, age 89, of Erie, PA and more recently Tampa, FL, went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2020.  She was born in Laurel, MS on June 20, 1931, a daughter of the late William and Mary Curry Harden.

Known to family and friends as “Ray,” she graduated from Strong Vincent High School in 1948 and went on to become a certified nurse.   She worked in various doctors’ offices for several years before changing career paths. Ray then began working for the Erie County Executive – at that time Robbie Robinson – as the County’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer.  After her work with the County, she moved on to the social services arena, taking jobs as the Director of Project CARE, an ex-offender rehabilitation program and serving as the Deputy Director of the Erie Rape Crisis Center.  After retiring, she felt she still had a lot to give and eventually returned to nursing until her “second” retirement.

Ray’s spiritual commitment was the foundation of her everyday life, and this was exhibited through her active engagement as a member of the Cherry St. Church of God, where she sang in the choir (the “Singspirations”) and served on various other committees. Ray had a very large family, which always came first, and she particularly loved hosting large family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James W. Crumbly, Sr. and 10 siblings: Willie Mae Giles, George Harden (Ora), Lillie Mae “Lill” Harden, William “Bill” Harden Jr., Henry “HJ” Harden, Ruth McMillian, Robert “Bobby” Harden, Curtis Harden, Gwendolyn Foster (John) and Larry Harden.

She is survived by her five children: James W. Crumbly, Jr. (Karla), Donald Crumbly (Gwendolyn), Brenda Bohannon (Douglas), Greg Crumbly, and Angelique Crumbly; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by 2 siblings: Betty Reed of Cleveland, OH and Pastor Richard Harden (Irell) of Erie, PA.

Family and friends are invited to call on the family at Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Downtown, 602 W. 10th St. on Tuesday September 15th from 12pm until the time of the PRIVATE service at 1pm which can be viewed online at  www.facebook.com/BurtonFuneralHomesAndCrematoryInc .  All CDC guidelines will be followed including wearing masks, social distancing and capacity limits.  Burial in Erie Cemetery.

Memorials or Contributions may be made to The Cherry Street Church of God, 302 Cherry St. Erie, PA 16507 or the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.  Send condolences at Burtonfuneralhome.com.


Calling Hours

When
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Downtown - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Service Information

When
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020, 1:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Downtown - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Interment

When
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Address
Erie Cemetery - 2116 Chestnut Street Erie, PA 16502

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