Mark Edwin Crankshaw

March 30, 1956 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 64)


Mark Edwin Crankshaw, 64, of Summerville, passed away Sunday April 19, 2020.

Mark was born March 30, 1956 in Ellinwood, Kansas a son of James B. Crankshaw and Lucile R. McPheron Crankshaw.

 Mark was a very kind hearted person. He enjoyed music, movies and classic cars, he loved attending concerts, his favorites being 70’s bands, such as Cher, Kiss and Queen. Mark was a trivia buff who had a very impressive collection of cd’s, dvd’s, vhs tapes, comemorable t-shirts and cars. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

 Surviving are a brother- Charles J. Crankshaw and his wife, Vivian, of Summerville; a niece- Jennifer Willcox and her husband, Nathan, and their children- Owen, Katherine Grace and Mason; a nephew- Christopher J. Crankshaw and his wife, Alissa, and their children- Adelynn and Annastyn; nephew- James Ellis and his wife, Linda, of Topeka, Ks.; cousin LouAnn Cordell of Surprise, Az. In addition to his parents, Mark was predeceased by a sister- Jesselynn C. Ellis.

His funeral service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kansas on Monday April 27, 2020.

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