Born in Cleveland, OH on Mar. 17, 1948
Departed on Jan. 10, 2008 and resided in Martin, OH.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008
Funeral Mass: Monday, Jan. 14. 2008
Family Gathering: Monday, Jan. 14, 2008
Cemetery: Clay Township Cemetery
Kathleen was born March 17, 1948, to Marcella (Mackert) and Gerald Largent I in Cleveland, Ohio, and died in her home in Martin, Ohio, Thursday, January 10, 2008, from pancreatic cancer. Kathleen was raised in Lorain, Ohio, before moving to Brownhelm Township, Ohio, and graduated from Firelands High School. She entered religious life at the Notre Dame Community, Chardon, Ohio, in 1966 taking the name of Sister Mary David Francis, NND; honoring her brother David, who died in 1953, and her maternal grandfather, Frank Mackert, who taught her piano and the love of music.
Kathleen realized that she was meant to be a wife and mother. She married Thomas H. Crawford May 15, 1971, after his safe return from military service in Vietnam; he survives. To this union are three children: Erik (Ann) Crawford,
Martin, Julie (Kurt) Amstutz, Gibsonburg, and Sean (Mary) Crawford, Millbury. Kathleena€™s beloved children
and grandchildren, Ethan, Samantha, Brody, and Garrett, all survive. In 1983 after Tom was permanently laid off from GM in Sandusky, Kathy returned to work as a nurse. She was severely injured twice, becoming a paraplegic, which changed her life as well as her familya€™s lives. The family moved to Martin, Ohio, after Tom successfully transferred to GM Powertrain, Toledo, Ohio.
Kathy and her family are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa,
Ohio. Kathy lived the life of Christa€™s disciples by being involved in many church ministries. She became a Charismatic Catholic through her association with the Anglo Prayer Group. She became co-leader of the prayer group, founding her own a€ceReach-Out Ministry,3€D to disabled persons and was chosen to relate her life at a Holy Toledo Charismatic Conference at the Seagate Center. Kathy was also a member of the Militia Immaculata and a Knight at the Foot of the Cross prayer warrior. She became a Secular Franciscan on October 4, 2004, following her mother and maternal grandparents in honoring her favorite saint, St. Francis of Assisi. Kathy enjoyed
teaching her faith as a CCD teacher to children and to adults through the R.C.I.A. program. She led Christ Renews His Parish as Lay Director and gave an inspirational talk on discipieship. To honor the love of her grandparents and the Lord, Kathy was also a choir member and musician. She became semi-retired due to her injuries but
continued to be as active as possible as a wife, mother, and servant of God
In addition to Kathleena€™s immediate family, she is survived by one brother, Gerald A. (Rhonda) Largent II, Huntington Township, Ohio, and sisters, Pat (Dennis) German, Amherst, Ohio, Rose Dempsey, Lorain, Ohio, and Janie (Jerry) Betka, Woodville, Ohio. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Katherine Crawford, Lorain, Ohio, sister-in-law. Jenny (Jessie) Sherrill, Crossville, TN, and brother-in-law, Jerry (Sherry) Crawford, Berlin Heights, Ohio. In heaven to greet her are her parents and brother, David