Delores Crouse

Delores CrouseDelores J. “Dee” Crouse, 81, of Rushville died at 4:40 p.m. Sept. 2, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born Sept. 30, 1935, in Rushville, a daughter of Claude H. and Nina R. Armel Sipes. She married Robert Crouse on March 27, 1954, in Rushville. He survives.

Also surviving are four children, Ricky Lee (and Linda) Crouse of Gillette, Wyo., Robert Allen Crouse of Norris City, Roger Eugene (and Shirley) Crouse of Freeburg and Connie Sue (and Marty) Sommer of Springfield; two sisters, Gwen (and George) Root of Gillespie and Sandra (and Dick) Chockley of Rushville; six grandchildren; one step grandchild; 16 great-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Portia Brierton and Gladys Taber.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4 Auxiliary and the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She and her sister Gwen owned and operated C & R Ceramics in Marissa.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with her grandson Robert D. Crouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick.

Memorials may be made to her church or the Schuyler County Food Basket.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/6/2017


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