Frank Richard Crystal, age 83, a resident of Devon, Kansas, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021, at his home.
He was born December 19, 1937. Frank was born and raised in the Pawnee/Cato area.
Frank enjoyed Friday nights with his family, fishing and taking care of his cows on the farm. You could always find Frank on Wednesday nights playing cards with the guys or on Saturdays at the Sale Barn or attending a farm auction.
Frank married Patricia Sue Krull in November of 1959. Frank and Pat together had five boys; Mark and wife, Trish, Marty and wife, Jolene, Mickey and wife Theresa, Matt and Mitch Crystal.
Frank later met Yvonne Beck and her daughter, Susie, and they became part of the family. Frank got to handpick his daughter, Susie, and later got a son-in-law, Chris Arvidson.
Yvonne Beck survives of the home along with his five boys and his daughter.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Matthew, Jordin, Brooke, Devann, John, Jackie, Raylene, Kaylyn, Callie, Dyllian, Tate, Garrett, Cord, and Cody, and great-grandchildren, Evan, Neva, Josie, Finnley, Olivia, Kannon, and Kennedy his sister, Carolyn Crystal, and several nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his father, Joe Crystal, his mother, Elva and step-father, Lester Hunt, and infant sister, Darlene Crystal, a brother, James Crystal and sister, Wilda Insley as well as a great-grandson, Thomas “TJ” Burton, Jr.
The family would like to give a special thank you to all his doctor’s and nurses that have cared for Frank over the years and a special thanks to his dialysis nurses Patti and Nancy.
Funeral services with Masonic rites will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 6th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Following funeral services, there will be cremation and a private family burial will take place later in the Large Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday, April 5th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Xenia Masonic Lodge and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.