Age 47 of Wilmington, Illinois, died unexpectedly on May 22, 2022.
Born September 22, 1974 in Joliet, Illinois, Penny is a daughter of Johnny Lee Crawford, Sr. of Wilmington and the late Louise “Bingo” Kozel (nee Palmer). She was raised and educated in Wilmington and worked over the years bartending at Custer’s Last Stand and Snookers.
One who enjoyed being outdoors, Penny loved her dogs and always had a Chihuahua. Family was of utmost importance to her and she cherished her family, kids and grandkids.
Survivors include her father, Johnny Crawford, Sr.; three children: John Robert Sherman of Flora and Daisy May Louise Sherman and Hannah Roseann Beatty Sherman, both of Florida; grandchildren: Navei, Blakesly, Makynlee, Presley, Illianna, Nevaeh, Raelynn, Novalyuh, and Storrianna May who is expected , as well as her grand dog, Mercury; four siblings: Johnny, Jr. “Johnny Boy” (April) Crawford of Gardner, Kendall Kozel of Channahon and Jake Kozel and Brittany Palmer, both of Wilmington; nieces and nephews: Johnny Crawford III, Vada Crawford, Audriana Kozel, Zayden Palmer and soon to be expected, Alexander Palmer, and several aunts and uncles, as well as numerous cousins.
Penny was preceded in death by her mother, Bingo on June 21, 2007; grandparents: Phillip and Ruby Palmer and Lester and Macie Crawford; cousins: Jesse Palmer and Kelly Shewmake and Uncle, Hound Dog Palmer, as well as her dogs, Mijo and Bambam.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service 6:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Pastor Jeff Urban will officiate, and cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Penny’s memory to her family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Penny’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)