Theodore Crook, 72, Overbrook: Sept. 18, 1946 – Oct. 25, 2018

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Theodore W. “Ted” Crook, 72, of Overbrook, Kan., was delivered unto eternal life, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. Ted was born Sept. 18, 1946, in Topeka, the son of Lawrence Leslie Crook and Sarah (Benton) Crook.

Ted graduated from Shawnee Heights High School. He served our country during the Vietnam Conflict in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Korea.

He was united in marriage to Helen Earlene Bledsoe on May 6, 1966, in Topeka. They shared nearly 48 years of marriage before her death on Feb. 21, 2014.

Ted was a carpenter by trade. He took great pride in building his own home. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and especially attending all of his kids’ ball games. Ted also gave the best hugs.

He is survived by four children, David (Lisa) Crook, of El Dorado, Kan., Matthew (Deidra) Crook, O’Fallon, Ill., Andrew Crook, Overbrook, and Amy (Kevin) Safarik, Topeka; 11 grandchildren, Michelle (Robert) Iko, Faith (H’Enrie) Williams, Michael Crook, Danielle (Austin) Reser, Steven and Claire Crook, Evan Craig, Makayla LaMastres-Craig and Brock and Bryson Safarik; three great grandchildren, Selah, Miriam and Penelope; siblings, Jeanette (Newell) Hampton, Montrose, Colo., Marjorie (Jack) Kramer, Topeka, Larry (Dolly) Crook, Pueblo, Colo., Merle (Jimilee) Crook, Lancaster, S.C., Nancy (Dean) Rosa, Norborne, Mo., Jean (Doug) DeWitt, Berryton, Kan., and Kim Taylor, Topeka; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Grace Community Church, 310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook. Interment will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery, in rural Carbondale, Kan. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, Overbrook.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Condolences may be left at

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