Marian Louise Crevar, 89, formerly of Butler, PA passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 in Hickory, NC. She was born in Timblin, PA on January 31, 1931 to the late John and Ruth (Elkin) Kennedy. Marian graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1948 and completed her nursing degree at Butler Memorial Hospital in 1953. She then married the love of her life, Andrew “Bud” Crevar. Marian enjoyed numerous years working as an RN at Butler Hospital and also Crestview Cottage Nursing Home. She later resigned from nursing to help run the family business of Crevar Brothers’ Trucking. She shared many memories of helping her husband out, once even helping him go get a truck that had broken down. He had to hook a chain to it so she could drive it back behind him without breaking the chain or wrecking into him for twenty miles. She didn’t sweat the small stuff and if she did, nobody ever knew it.
She especially loved family reunions, getting all of her family in one place. Catching up on hugs, sharing stories and tracking her grandchildren and great grandchildren growth spurts gave her the most joy. If you didn’t remember, she’d also remind you that she was a better ball player than all of the boys combined back in her day. Everyone left feeling loved and that they were special to her. That was just her way.
There is no more sacred relationship than between a mother and her child. Hers was no exception. Marian was the kind of mother that had a special relationship with each of her children in the way each one needed her. She was their biggest supporter and gave each of them unconditional encouragement in the paths they had chosen to pursue. She continued that special bonding with her grandchildren, cultivating a unique one on one relationship with each of them. Marian instinctively related to people on an individual level, a human level. She had a gift from God and she used it often to help many navigate through difficult seasons in their lives.
Marian had a personal relationship with her savior, had an unwavering faith and was always active in the United Methodist churches in Butler, PA and Payson, AZ. She attended bible studies, served on numerous mission committees and was known for starting and organizing a Thanksgiving community meal in Payson, AZ.
She was also known to love a good game of cards with her children and grandchildren, especially if Willie Nelson was playing in the background. You might even convince her to drink a “pink squirrel” once in a blue moon. Her family was playing Merle Haggard for her when she passed and are sure that her husband was there to meet her to take her the rest of the way home.
Marian is survived by three sons, Bill (Debbe) Crevar of Butler,PA, Budd (Suzie) Crevar of North East, MD and John (Lisa) Crevar of Denver, NC, daughter Shelly (Scott) Core of Cave Creek, AZ, eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers Paul Kennedy and Bill Kennedy. All services will be held privately through the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM
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