On Thursday October 5th, 2023, Crystal Graley passed away in the loving arms of her husband Phillip. She is survived by her father Dennis Tippie, sister Kelly Vrooman, and nephew Logan Hendrocks. She is also survived by father-and-mother-in-law David and Mary Graley, sisters-in-law Alicia Graley and Adrienne Rozar (Jalen Rozar). Nieces Hannah and Eliana and nephew Dominic. She is preceded in death by her beautiful daughter Cora Ann Flemming (18), and her mother Colleen Tippie, and beloved dogs Skyler and Baxter.

Crystal was an amazing person with a kind heart and a beautiful soul. Her passion in life was caring for all animals big and small. If there was an animal in need she was always there to help. She would bring home stray and injured animals and do her best to bring them back to health. She would never give up on them even if she knew they were beyond saving. She also had a passion for gardening. In her final spring she started all her vegetables from seeds. She constructed a greenhouse for her plants, and she was able to watch them grow. A few weeks after planting the vegetables she was diagnosed with cancer. She did her best to continue caring for the garden and she was able to see it grow. Unfortunately, she was not able to harvest them. As a lover of antiques, she would spend hours searching online auctions looking for just the right items to furnish our home. For these reasons and many more Crystal will be missed by all who knew her and by those whose hearts she touched. 

A celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

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  1. Mary and Dave Graley October 13, 2023 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Crystal you were the best daughter in law a mother could ask for. Our family will never be the same. I hope you were united with our Cora, R.I.P my dear we love and miss you so much.❤️. Dave and Mary Graley

  2. Mike Bankowski October 13, 2023 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Worlds Greatest Neighbor! Crystal you will always hold a special piece of my heart. Your kindness and beautiful smile will always be remembered. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor and I hope you can be my eternal neighbor forever. Lots of love! Thanks for just being you!

  3. Mick McCann October 13, 2023 at 3:01 am - Reply

    The perfect blend of intelligence, kindness and beauty. Along with a one of a kind independent, uniqueness.
    There is one thing you were not, a follower. You blazed your own path!
    Same goes Cora who left us way to early as well.

    The obituary has to be the best ever written, it says it all so very well.

    Thank you for all you did while you were here

    You’ll be missed just like Cora.

    Tell Cora I said Hakuna Matata!

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