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    1. [Crouse] Helen Louise Crouse - b. Columbiana County, Ohio 1908-2013
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Contribution Surnames: Classification: obituary Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.crouse/717/mb.ashx Message Board Post: RADNOR, PA. - Helen Louise Crouse, 105, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at her home. She was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Fairfield Township, Columbiana County, Ohio to the late Clyde and Belle (Brown) Moore. In 1931, she married her husband, Kermit Guy Crouse, and he died in 1973, after 42 years of marriage. She spent her childhood in Columbiana, Ohio and her early life in Boardman, Ohio. When she retired, she spent her remaining years in Radnor, where she lived with her son. Helen was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Prospect, OH In high school, she played basketball and received the honor of all-state guard. Helen was valedictorian of her graduating class of 1926. While attending college the next year, she was elected May Queen of Mt. Union College in 1927. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Mt. Union, where she graduated with a two year teaching degree in 1928. She was a member of the Youngstown Comets, a professional women's basketball team. She was a Sunday school teacher for the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Youngstown, Ohio for 25 years. She served as the director of the Boardman school system cafeteria, also for 25 years. She was a member of the School Retirement System, AARP, Prospect Senior Citizens, the Ohio State Basketball Rebounders Club, where she was an original member, Ohio AFSCME, Jolly Joysters Club in Marion and Delaware Counties, the Questors Club in Boardman, Ohio and she volunteered at Youngstown South Side Hospital. Helen was an avid fan of the Ohio State Women's Basketball team, holding season tickets every year since they became available. She was known and loved by every head coach and team since the 1970s, being honored for various milestone birthdays through the years. She attended every home game that she was physically able, right up through the 2012 to 2013 season, having seen the last game the Lady Bucks have played so far. She had her season pass for the 2013 to 2014 season. She is survived by two sons, John Arnold Crouse of Radnor and David Edwin (Doris) Crouse of Township of Washington, N.J.; three grandchildren, Cheryl Soderman, Kevin Crouse, and Michelle Geoghegan; eight great-grandchildren, Sean, Brian and Allison Rau, Walker, Colin and Caroline Crouse, and Matthew and Elaina Geoghegan; and a sister, Isabelle Lower, Fort Collins, Colorado. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Edgar Moore and two sisters, Mildred Bonfert and Grace Rupert. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prospect. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church with Pastor Rahel Hahn officiating. Graveside services will take place the following day at 2 p.m. at Columbiana Cemetery Chapel, 347 East Park St., Columbiana, OH 44408. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 East Water St., P.O. Box 25, Prospect, OH 43342 or the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown, OH 44511. Please visit www.stofcheck-ballinger.com to send condolences and remembrances. Mahoning Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    10/27/2013 07:22:57