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Asenath Nadine Crabtree

07/18/1941 - 09/25/2020

Obituary for Asenath Nadine Crabtree

Asenath Nadine (Learn) Crabtree, 79, of Sedalia, MO went to be with Jesus Christ on Friday, September 25, 2020 while at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on July 18, 1941 in Kalispell, MT the daughter of John Wilfred and Ruth Ethelyn (Griffin) Learn. At the age of 4 years old, she was adopted by her grandparents, Levi Learn and Myrtle Viola (Mongan) Learn, who all have preceded her in death.

On June 16, 1959 in Idaho she was united in marriage to William Martin Crabtree, who resides in the home.

Asenath loved family. Her own, and all the many others she welcomed into her family. It would be easy to mourn the loss of a woman who loved without limits, and taught grace and forgiveness as a mission throughout her life. She bestowed kindness on everyone she ever encountered, and glowed with her love of Christ. We will celebrate a woman who loved to serve the Lord and shared her faith and God's love everywhere she went. We celebrate a wife, who shared 61 years with the love of her life and father of her children. Together, Asenath and her lifelong soulmate, Bill raised five of their own children and mentored many more. They built a life together, many businesses together, and shared a love that inspired so many of their friends and family. She loved to travel and instilled that passion in her own children, traveling to all 50 states and numerous countries throughout her lifetime. We celebrate a woman dedicated to her church, her community her family and the Lord. A woman who played piano, organ, and many instruments by ear and who gave selflessly to anyone in need. But perhaps what she is most known for is being a "doll of a lady". We celebrate the life of a little girl whose mother left her, but gave her a doll as a child, a doll that she did not want to play with because she hurt. A doll that came to be the meaning of forgiveness as she grew and come to understand the importance of forgiving her mother. We celebrate Asenath Crabtree, the woman who surrounded herself with a collection of 2,000 dolls, each a reminder of God's grace and the importance of forgiveness.

In addition to her husband William, she is survived by five children, Dorothy Dyer of Tonopah, AZ, Martin Crabtree (Rhonda) of Sedalia, Tony Crabtree (Julia) of Stover, Cindy Colgan (Shawn) of Buckeye, AZ, and Terry Crabtree (Shalonda) of Buckeye, AZ; two foster children, Beth Borsella of Grandview, MO and Doug Lambert of South Carolina; 33 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; a half brother Gary Learn and a half sister.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a foster daughter Lenora Hooper; a brother Gene Learn; and a sister, Gaybeth Cleveland; a half brother Keith Learn and a half sister.

Funeral service for Asenath will be a private family graveside. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Our family appreciates your understanding during this time.

Pallbearers will be Zachary Crabtree, Joe Bell, Eric Colgan, Brandon Colgan, Tanner Crabtree and Conner Crabtree.

Honorary Bearers will be Dylan White, Tristen Reece, Kalop Pugh, Jared Crabtree, Shawn Crabtree, Austin Colgan, Tyler Colgan and Patrick Colgan.

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Ms.crabtree was awsome lady.i went to church they so nice.i rented couple place from her.she was a great woman.i miss her.
- Melissa rowlette
I only met you a couple of years ago and you were the sweetest lady in the room. I couldn't remember your name so I said I would be Angela and call you Angel. Now you really are an Angel in Heaven Much love, hugs and prayers for the family, friends and others you touched
- Angela Judy
Please accept my condolences to Bill & the family, may God comfort you at this time & know she is with Jesus our Savior.
- Carol Pugh Smith
My deepest condolences to you the family for your loss of such a sweet beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed by so many. She always had a kind word for everyone she met. She always welcomed me with open arms and that beautiful smile of hers. May God wrap his loving arms around her family and comfort you all now in this difficult time and give you peace and understanding as only he can. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
- Tammy(Poort)Fox
I would say that the her smile is what I will remember the most and her kind heart . a very special lady and the look on her face when she showed me her mustang convertible
- Michael Colgan

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