Helen List Crawford

  • Died: April 24, 2019
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Rose (List) Crawford, 78, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Helen was born to the late James and Dorothy List on February 28, 1941 in Flora, Illinois.
Helen graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in Posey County, Indiana. She went on to continue her education at Franklin College obtaining her bachelor's degree in 1961; she then attended Indiana University, graduating with her master's degree in 1962. She was a teacher at Columbia City and Jefferson Center schools and a member of the Columbia City Baptist Church. After moving to Greenwood in 1973, Helen taught in Greenwood Community Schools. At GCS, she became the director of the gifted and talented program and went on to become the director of curriculum. She was active with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Delta Zeta at Franklin College. She loved reading mystery novels, learning about history, and traveling around Indiana and parts of Michigan, including Mackinac Island. Helen was an active participant in the lives of her grandchildren, cheering them on in sports, helping them to excel in their academic careers, and loved spending time with her family.
Helen is survived by her husband of 46 years, George Crawford, her son James Morris (Kristin), three grandsons: Daniel (Melissa) Morris, Stephen (Becca) Morris and Joseph Morris, as well as two great granddaughters, Kelsey and Kylie Morris. Helen is also survived by eight cousins: Beccie (John) Galloway, David (Marlena) Tygett, Barbara Coble, Sybil (Dick) Diccion, Paul Ray "Butch" Rose, Kenneth "Bif" Rose, Jennifer (Rose) Perry, and Nikki (List) Tappon.
A visitation will be held from 4-8 P.M. Friday, May 3rd at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, 481 West Main Street, Greenwood. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4th at 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Friends may visit from 1 P.M. until the time of service. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Johnson County Humane Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim and Kristin, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Not only was she one of my favorite teachers at Marshall Memorial School in CC, I have so many fond childhood memories as neighbors. I am so glad we were all able to get together and catch up a few summers ago. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Lindy Moule - Epping, NH   May 14, 2019


I had her as my First grade teacher at Jefferson Center. I surely liked her. Prayers are with her family. ---Laura Hinen

Posted by LAURA HINEN - COLUMBIA CITY, IN - Student   May 13, 2019

To Helen's family - I remember Mrs. Morris (at that time) at Jefferson Center. I believe she was the librarian at that time. I do remember where her "office/library" was at. She was a sweet lady and I remember her during my elementary school years. It appears she continued her career to far greater fields. I am sure she made a mark on alot of students during her teaching years.

Posted by Darleen Hollenbaugh Wright - Columbia City, IN - Student   May 13, 2019

I am sorry to hear of Mrs. Crawford's passing. She was my 5th grade teacher at Southwest Elementary. She was a kind and caring teacher.

Posted by Sandy Miller Harris - Indianapolis, IN - Student   May 04, 2019

My son, had Helen as his gifted and talented teacher for six years(1991-96).He respected her so much, he asked her to award him his diploma, when he graduated high school. As a fellow teacher, I watched her help all Greenwood teachers as the bargaining agent for our contracts. When I retired, she helped me through that process. I am grateful to have known her for a very long time. Thank you Helen...and I pray for her family, that they will be comforted by our Lord, and look forward to seeing her again someday.

Posted by Sally Aikin - Greenwood, IN - Teacher   May 03, 2019


So sorry for your loss. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Peggy Coble - Flora, IL   May 03, 2019

My beautiful cousin--a classy dame among classy dames. How ironic that for a whole year while I was undergoing chemo, she was so involved and concerned about me--sending funny stories, joke books and darling gifts commemorating felines. And then, less than a year later came the news that the roles were reversed. Now, my heart is heavy in our loss. As Arthur Schopenhauer so poignantly wrote: "The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual, something which is inexpressible, peculiar to them alone and is therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost."

Schopenhauer is right; there will never be another Helen List Crawford.

Posted by Sybil Diccion - Morenci, MI - Family   May 02, 2019


jim your mom will be missed sincerely steven jackson

Posted by steven jackson - indianapolis, IN - Acquaintance   May 01, 2019

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