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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