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Joyal M. Crain

September 17, 1936 — November 2, 2021

Joyal M. Crain, 85, died November 2, 2021, at Chisholm Place in Wichita, KS. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 11, at the United Methodist Church in Washington, KS. Visitation will begin at noon at the church. The pallbearers will be Ryan Crain, Gene Shorman, Tracy Sheetz, Jeremy Leidig, Matt Leidig and Kyle Speer. Burial will follow in the Washington City Cemetery. Joyal was born on September 17, 1936, to Cecil and Dorothy (Finch) Leidig. In 1954, she graduated from Washington High School. Joyal worked for Farmland Industries much of her career keeping books at co-op grain elevators in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. She married Lowell Crain of Greenleaf. They were blessed with three children, John, Scott, and LaDonna. They later divorced. Joyal resided in Meade, KS, after retiring in 1998. She was very active in the Meade Methodist Church, Sunday school and Mission Mart. She enjoyed gardening, embroidery, and was a lifelong quilter. Joyal was also a prolific seamstress making doll clothes, costumes, and Little House on the Prairie dresses for granddaughters and their cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Linda Leidig and Celia Schmidt; brother, Lonnie Leidig; and brothers-in-law, Bill Shorman, Ernest Scheetz, and Bob Boston. Survivors include her sons, John Crain, Peyton, CO, Scott (Lori) Crain, Meade, KS; daughter, LaDonna (Brent) Blomberg, El Dorado, KS; sisters, Marvel Boston, Manhattan, KS, Carol Shorman, Green, KS, Zetta Scheetz, Fairbury, NE, and Wilma Leidig (Maceo), Chesapeake Beach, MD; brother, Jerry (Sue) Leidig, Ellsworth, KS; and brother-in-law, Richard Schmidt, Western, NE; six grandchildren, Jonathan Crain, Lissa Speer, Bobbi Hessman, Ryan Crain, Heath Parsons and Lacy Larsen; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial fund has been established to: Rainbow Meadows Equine and Retirement, Inc., Po Box 1452, Junction City, KS 66441. Ward Funeral Home, Washington, KS. Funeral video for Joyal Crain To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyal M. Crain, please visit our flower store.


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