Charles Crook

Charles CrookCharles Walter Crook, 82, of rural Rushville died at 1:17 p.m. Jan. 10, 2010, at his home.

He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Griggsville, a son of Joseph W. and Vada Ellen Fowler Crook. He married Ann Moore on June 4, 1951, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Judy McCurdy, Roger (and Jane) Crook, James (and Jody) Crook, John (and Rose) Crook, all of Rushville, Harry “Butch” (and Ester) Crook of Mount Sterling, Michael Crook of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Joyce (and Kerry) Kettering of Frederick; one brother, Lawrence Crook of Quincy; one sister, Josephine Murphy of Bluffs; 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Crook, Jr.; one granddaughter, Stephanie Whiting; two brothers, Jess Crook and Harry Crook; and two sisters, Charolette Reid and Dora Mae Pease.

He first worked as a welder for Peabody Coal Company near Rushville and later retired as a heavy-equipment operator with Peabody Coal in Lynnville, Ind.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Burial will be at a later date in Messerer Cemetery near Frederick. Wood Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/12/2011