Michael Crays


July 18, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Michael Shayne Crays, 5, of Petrolia, passed away on July 16, 2018 at Miami Medical Center in Paola. He was born to Taron and Janeese (Pruitt) Crays in Topeka, on Dec. 20, 2012.

Michael was an energetic and happy little boy who was looking forward to starting kindergarten this coming fall. He loved everyone, but especially loved following his brother “bubba” around while swimming, fishing, or riding his go-cart or gator. Michael loved to watch TV with his dad and was known to dance to any beat he heard, whether it was an actual song or just a commercial. He preferred running barefoot, often being reminded by his dad to put shoes on, but didn’t mind wearing them while playing T-ball for his Humboldt team, Opie’s. Michael was an animal lover and had many pets including kittens, turtles, and his beloved rat terriers, Bella and Delia. In addition to his animal friends, Michael loved spending time with his best friend since birth, Tyler, from Scranton, and they made many lasting memories together. More than anything else, Michael loved everybody he met, and will be forever missed by those who had the privilege of meeting him.

Survivors include parents Taron and Janeese Crays of the home; siblings Juliana Aguilar, Aryana Aguilar, Hunter Crays, Raquel Aguilar and Brooklynn Crays; grandparents Ron and Jan Crays of Humboldt, Anthony Ybarra of Petrolia, and Jennifer Martinez of Petrolia; great-grandparents Carl and Cindy Ranabargar of Petrolia, Thelma Boone of Mulberry, and Jim and Eileen James of Wamego; uncles and aunts Shayne Crays and wife Shannon of Chanute, Rodney Crays and wife Shona of Humboldt; and numerous cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his grandpa and namesake, Michael Martinez.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Countryside Funeral Home in Humboldt. A service will be held at Faith Assembly of God in Humboldt, at 2 p.m. on Friday. Cremation will follow. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.Memorials have been suggested to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to: Countryside Funeral Home 908 Central, Humboldt, KS 66748.



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