Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 11, 2013

Fannie Crippen

Athens Daily Review

Athens —

Fannie Jane “Janie” Richardson Crippen, 77, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013.  She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Hattie Richardson; her loving husband of 57 years, Charles Crippen; two brothers and two sisters.  Janie is survived by her son, John Mark Crippen and his wife, Toni; daughter, Cathy Hansen and her husband, Les; grandchildren, Amanda Stubblefield, Jonathan Hansen and fiancé,  (soon to be Aunt Julie ) Julie Eberhardt, and Megan Crippen; great grandchildren, Jeremiah, Jayden and Joshua Stubblefield; and a host of other family and friends.

Janie was very skilled with her hands and grew cotton in her flowerbed and hand-made pillows for her family.  She was a skilled seamstress when she was young and made many of Cathy’s clothes.  Janie was a big Houston Rockets fan and never missed a chance to see a televised game.   Every Christmas she made each family member their own favorite dessert.  She was an animal lover and daily watched a couple of websites of hawks and bears.  Janie was an avid reader and conversationalist.  She was very strong in her faith and enjoyed studying her Bible; her favorite passage was Hebrews 10:7.  Janie will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation and funeral service for Janie will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at Southview Baptist Church, 23003 South Hwy 288, Rosharon, Texas 77583.  The visitation will begin at 8:30 am and the funeral service will start at 10:00 am with Pastor Steve Brumbelow officiating.  The interment and graveside service will be held at Davis Cemetery in Baxter, Texas at 3:30 pm.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that contributions be made in her memory to Southview Baptist Church.