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Elsie Crouch

Elsie Crouch

December 26, 1921     ~     July 1, 2011

Elsie Schneiter Crouch, known for her bright smile, died July 1, 2011 in Murray, KY. She was born on December 26, 1921 in Shanesville, Ohio to Frederick Karl Schneiter and Elise Lengacher Schneiter, both from Canton Bern, Switzerland. In 1939 Elsie graduated from Sugarcreek-Shanesville High School and in 1944 she graduated from Ohio State University in Nursing Education. Elsie married James Jessup Crouch, Jr. of Elkton, Kentucky in June 1944. In 1945 Elsie and Jim moved to Glasgow, Kentucky where he practiced veterinary medicine for fifty years. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before his untimely death in 2004.

In Glasgow, Elsie was a deacon of the First Christian Church and a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. The Glasgow Garden Club initiated the Lighted Dogwood Tour during her term as its president in 1981-1983. In 2009 she moved to Hickory Woods Senior Living Community in Murray, Kentucky. In Murray she attended the First Christian Church.

Elsie and Jim raised one daughter and four sons, all graduates of the University of Kentucky. She is survived by her five children, Mary Louise Sawyer (James), Albemarle, N.C., John C. Crouch (Kay), New Albany, IN, Dr. Richard H. Crouch (Cheryl), Murray, KY, Thomas F. Crouch (Dianne), Lexington, KY, and Joseph E. Crouch (Kathy), Lexington, KY; nine grandchildren; four great-grandsons; her two brothers, Fred Schneiter (Eileen), Waverly, Ohio and John Schneiter (Mary Lou), Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; numerous nieces and nephews. Her three sisters, Helen Bahler (Keith), Lucy Schneiter and Mary Franklin (Bill), preceded her in death.

Visitation with the family will be held from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM CDT prior to the memorial service at 11:00 AM CDT on Saturday, July 9th at First Christian Church, Glasgow, KY. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery at Elkton, KY. at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church Building Fund, 1100 North Race St., Glasgow, KY 42141, Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, 1530 South Green Street, Glasgow, KY, 42141, Rural Physician Leadership Program, c/o Murray-Calloway County Hospital, 803 Poplar St., Murray, KY 42071, Hospice House, c/o Murray-Calloway County Hospital or First Christian Church, 111 North 5th St., Murray, KY 42071. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home assisted the family.

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9 Entries for Elsie Crouch

  1. Donnie ( Compton ) Killeen says:

    Joe and Family…
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom…You all will be in my prayers as you go through this sad time. May God keep you in his loving arms .
    Donnie Killeen ( G.H.S. Class of ‘70 )

  2. Fred & Runell Proffitt.Gatlinburg Tn/ says:

    Just wanted you to know your mother was a lady all the way. We have pleasnt memories when we lived there with you all. You truly had a wonderful mom and dad.
    Wish we could be there to see you children. We now live in Gatlinburg Tn.

  3. Mike and Pam Pepper says:

    We send our sympathy and prayers as you are missing and remembering your mom. May God’s loving kindness and the promise of reunion in heaven give you hope and peace.

  4. Phyllis and David Jaggers says:

    May your loving memories keep your hearts warm during this sad time. Granny is in a much better place and has prepared a way for her children to folllow. May God be with each one of you and may friends be of comfort to you.

  5. Pat Gross says:

    Tom and Dianne, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Suzanne and Charles Davis says:

    To Mary Louise and all your familiy:

    Your Mother will be missed but will live on thru her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    Blessings to you all.

  7. Becky Grinstead Grant says:

    Mary Louise, John, Dicky, Tom and Joe. All the wonderful times we spent as children with Marilyn Johnson and Frank Hatchett plus a few other kids on 31 will never be forgotten. Your parents welcomed us all into their home with love and warmth.

    Our prayers are with you at this time.

    The Grinstead kids…..Becky, Robby, Steve and Anne…..
    The two youngest may have not enjoyed it as much as Rob and I

  8. Jackie&John phillips says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. May God bless you and your family during this time.

    Tom and Dianne always treasure the wonderful memories of her .

  9. Ernie and Martha Wagoner says:

    Your Mom was always one of the kindest people that I ever knew. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. Martha Hall Wagoner and husband Ernie