Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Marcia Edna Stoner Crouch, 1890-1952

Seymour Herald - 25 September 1952
Jerome Is Site For Mrs. Crouch Funeral
  Last rites for Mrs. L. R. Crouch, 62, who died Sept. 16, were conducted in the Jerome Methodist church Friday, Sept. 19, with the Rev. W. M. Cleeton officiating. Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
  Mrs. Crouch, who for many years wrote items for The Herald from the Simpson community, is survived by her husband, a sister, Ethel Stoner, and a brother, Elmer Stoner of Seymour.
  She and her husband had lived on a farm seven miles southeast of Seymour ever since their marriage Jan. 1, 1914.
  An obituary appears elsewhere in this issue.
  Marcia Edna, eldest daughter of Samuel and La Anna Stoner, was born June 9, 1890, near Jerome, Iowa, and passed away at the St. Joseph's hospital in Centerville Sept. 16, 1952, at the age of 62 years, three months and seven days.
  She was united in marriage to Lloyd R. Crouch Jan. 1, 1914.
  The deceased was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother, Robert.
  She is survived by her loving husband, sister, Ethel Stoner, and brother, Elmer, of Seymour.
  After her marriage she and her husband moved to a farm seven miles southeast of Seymour where they have resided ever since.
  She confessed in the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior as set forth in the Gospel of St. John, chapter 5, verse 24, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth in him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
  Also in the Epistle to Ephesians, chapter 2, verses 8-9: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any should boast."
  She united with the Methodist church at Jerome when a young woman, later transferring her membership to Simpson Chapel in Franklin township.
  Mrs. Crouch was a kind and considerate neighbor, being ever ready to help in case of need.
  She also leaves 10 nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
  Funeral services were conducted in the Jerome Methodist church Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. W. M. Cleeton officiating. Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
  Mrs. James Anderson, Jr., sang "In the Garden" and "At the End of the Road," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Harley Merritt.
  Pallbearers were Everett Burkhiser, Arthur Stoner, R. B. Stoner, Floyd Crouch, Doyle Davis and Jim Stanton.
  Flower bearers were Mrs. Everett Burkhiser, Mrs. Arthur Stoner, Mrs. R. B. Stoner, Mrs. Floyd Crouch, Mrs. Doyle Davis and Mrs. Virgil Ellis.
Card of Thanks
  I wish to thank all my friends and neighbors for their thoughtful deeds and expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of my beloved companion.
Lloyd Crouch

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