Mary Victoria Crockett

Mary Victoria (Sarafian) Crockett

August 22, 1920 – October 11, 2013

Mary V. Crockett, of Kansas City, KS passed away October 11, 2013 at age 93.  Mary was born in Cranston, RI August 22, 1920.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bill, her parents, Sarkis and Yeranig Sarafian (survivors of the Armenian genocide), sisters Isabelle Corner, Virginia Goldie & Louise (Hass) Richardson. 


She is survived by her children: Cheri, of Kansas City, KS; Bill of Jonesboro, GA; Angi (Harvey) Landholm of Cincinnati, OH; sister Angie Consolo of Rialto, CA; two grandchildren, Michelle (Bryan) Tompkins of Spokane, WA; Scott (Amy) Landholm of Denver, CO; 7 great grandchildren, and special family LeRoy, Susie and LeeAnna Schmidt of Louisburg, KS.   She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews and special friends, who have been blessings sent from God.


In February, 1955, Mary accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior.  He forgave her sins and gave her a new, abundant, eternal life with Him in Heaven.  She and her children were warmly welcomed by God’s family at the First Baptist Church of Turner, where they received nurture and care.  To God be all praise, honor and glory!


Heartfelt gratitude to the staff at KU Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospice for their compassionate, loving care.  God bless you all.  Mary’s body has been donated to the anatomy department of the University of Kansas Medical Center. 


A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM at First Baptist Church of Turner.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Jews for Jesus (60 Haight St, San Francisco, CA, 94102) or First Baptist Church of Turner/Bereavement Dinners , (701 So 55th St, KC, Ks, 66106).


“Only one life ‘twil soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ, will last.”  (Anon)



  1. Denny and Dee Kinkaid on October 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you in the loss of your mother. She was a dear sweet lady!! She was truly a disciple of Christ!!!

  2. Charlotte and Rick Rydberg on October 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    May God grant you and your family peace at this difficult time. with Love, Rick and Charlotte

  3. marilyn muro on October 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Mary was an amazing lady. I will miss her deeply. Angi, Cheri, and Bill – my thoughts and prayers are with you as celebrate her return “home”. much love..

  4. Connie Wright on October 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I am so sorry for the passing of your Mother. She was a very special lady and I have lots of fond memories growing up in Turner with your family. May God comfort you and keep you close.

  5. Connie Baker on October 20, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Cheri, Angie and Bill— Your Mom was a wonderful role model and a beautiful person. Peace and blessings for you all!

  6. Linda Hicks on October 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Mary raised a beautiful daughter that reflected everything good that Mary was.
    She was quit a gal.

  7. Kim & Bruce Quade on October 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Bruce and I remember your mom as an energetic, cordial, and devoutly Christian lady.
    We have you in our prayers.
    Love to you.

  8. Diana Whittington on October 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Cheri: I have wonderful memories of your Mom – being a wonderful hostess the few times we visited your home; fixing those special cookies just for Tim every Christmas (He so looked forward to them!); and her kind and helpful demeanor when I needed information at KUMC. I think she made everyone she met feel welcomed and special. The world is a better place because she was in it. I’m praying for peace and comfort for you and your extended family.

  9. Carol gentry on October 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Mary was a humble person who had a huge impact on so many people. I count myself very blessed to have been her friend. My prayers go out to Cheri, Bill and Angie for peace and contentment in knowing Mary is at home with Jesus! Love to you all!

  10. Terry guy on May 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    One of the true loving christians that convinced me to be baptized in the church I grew up in and will always remain in my heart.

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