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Age 71 of Channahon, IL and formerly Mt. Vernon, passed away October 11, 2016.
Born Feb. 15, 1945 in Mt. Vernon, Stephen was a son of Eva A. (nee Hobbs) and Kenneth Ellis Crenshaw. He was a 1963 graduate of Mt. Vernon Twp. HS and went on to honorably serve in the US Air Force. On March 28, 1964, Stephen married Kyra Connelly. A retired electrician, Steve was formerly employed by the Joliet Steel Mills and most recently, United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport. Stephen was past Master of the Minooka A.F. & A.M. Lodge; past Commander of the Joliet Commandery and was a member of the Shriner's, belonging to the Joliet Motor Corp. He was also a lifetime member of the Grundy Co. Rod and Gun Club, where he and Kyra enjoyed spending 6 months out of the year. He will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, fishing, camping, and sitting out by a bonfire. Steve was a helpful man that would always be willing to spend his time fixing anything for anyone that needed his assistance.
Survivors include his wife: Kyra Crenshaw and one son Robert Crenshaw, both of Channahon; grandchildren: Kelly, Julia, Patrick and Stephen; brothers and sisters: Ronald (Norma) Crenshaw of Channahon, Janet Ridenour of Braidwood, Rosemary (the late Fred) Ehrman of Coal City and Marilyn (Dave) Stinson of Janesville, WI; brother-in-law: Ralph Connelly of LaVista, NE, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stephen was preceded by his parents; son Michael and daughter Stephanie.
Green flameless cremation rites have been accorded.
Vistiation will be Friday, October 14, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until time of memorial service 7:00 p.m., at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St. in Morris, IL (815-942-2500). A private family inurnment with military honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Stephen's memory to Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Stephen's memorial page by logging onto: ReevesFuneral.com
Published on October 11, 2016
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