Blanche Irene Crews of Independence, Missouri, passed away April 21, 2011.

Blanche Irene Crews of Independence, Missouri, passed away April 21, 2011.

Condolences may be received at Floral Hills Funeral Home from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 26, 2011. Funeral Services will follow at 10 a.m. at the Chapel.

Blanche was born on February 10, 1926 in Licking, Missouri to Mabel and Marvin Littlepage. She married Tommy J. Crews October 5, 1946 to which union five sons were born; Thomas, Lonnie, Bradley, Kevin, and Dennis. Blanche worked at Pratt & Whitney GM Leeds, and later owned her own beauty shop. She enjoyed traveling which included Mexico, Inner Passage into Alaska, Nova Scotia, Caribbean cruise, and Hawaii. Blanche attended Calvary Presbyterian Church where she was an Elder and sang in the choir for many years.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Mable and Marvin Littlepage, two sons, Thomas and Lonnie, brothers, William and Richard Littlepage, and sister, Lena Hagler. She s survived by her husband of 64 years, Tommy J Crews, sister, Opal Bricker, sons, Bradley (Jeanette),  Kevin (Melanie), and Dennis, grandchildren, Jason, Lori, Kerri (Joe), and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Calvary Presbyterian Church and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.

Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com.

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, 816-353-1218.