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Howard D. Crouch, age 97, of Washington, MO and formerly of Neosho, MO, died Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Cedar Crest Manor, Washington, MO.

Howard was born November 30, 1917 at Nashville, MO to Meredith Crouch and Veda (Sample) Crouch.  He attended Jasper High school and was a graduate of Minden High School.  After graduation, he married his sweetheart, Mary Price, on May 22, 1942 before going off to serve his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Upon returning from the war, he and Mary started a family and together raised their two daughters Ginny and Helen. After several years as a crop farmer, he went to work for North American Aviation and then managed his own John Deere dealership in Ft. Scott, Kansas.

Survivors include two daughters, Ginny Stanford of Sebastopol, CA and Helen Brinker and husband Larry of Washington, MO; one brother, Lon Crouch of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Dixie Rambo and Mildred Rehklau and husband George, all of Meridian, ID; he also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Preceding him in death, were his wife Mary Elizabeth Crouch on August 3, 2008; a brother, Pete Crouch; a twin sister Helen Williams as well as a sister, Geyne Ruhl.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, October 9, 2015 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial at Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO with full military honors.

The family will receive friends from noon until service time on Friday, at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to Ozarks Food Harvest Food Bank in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

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#5 Portland, OregonCheryl Rehklau Flanders 2015-10-19 15:17
Ginny and Helen,
Your dad - my Uncle Howard - will forever be known as the "funny uncle." He could weave a story like nobody's business, get your total buy-in, and then drop a punch line that let everyone know...it was a joke. He set an example of humor and joy in our family - and was a loyal and dedicated father, husband, son, brother, and uncle. I will remember him forever for the great memories that made my childhood rich with fun and laughter. After a long and meaningful life, he is now home with the loved ones who undoubtedly greeted him with much celebration. Much love, Cheryl
#4 Liberal MOSheri & Bill Keltner 2015-10-10 04:29
Helen & Ginny - As you know your dad was and always will be a very special person to us. I truly feel blessed to have spent several years working with him. Please know that you both are in our prayers and thoughts and if there is anything we can do for you just let us know. May God's perfect peace and comfort be with you in the days ahead.
Bill and Sheri
#3 NeoshoJulie Foster 2015-10-08 17:54
It's amazing how one, can meet someone, a few times in their lives
and how they can leave an impression that will be remembered for a very long time. I was blessed to know him!!!

sent to Jill Purinton
#2 Joplin, MOJoye Carr Johnson 2015-10-07 18:05
Helen and Ginny, I am so sorry for your lose. Prayers of comfort are made for you.
#1 Little Rock, ARJC & Ruth Miller 2015-10-05 06:15
Prayers & Love, Ginny & Helen Lee,
Great-Uncle Howard was always loving, kind & a teacher. Many lessons I didn't realize till later. I will miss him and his smile.
God Bless and keep you both,
JC & Ruth

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