R. (Jackson) Crouch, 89, of Rockford, Ohio, died Thursday morning,
September 17, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was born in Mercer County, Ohio on August 26, 1931, the daughter of
Cecil and Ida (Carmean) Jackson.
On November 18, 1950, she married Doyt M Crouch, and he preceded in
death on August 16, 2010.
Carolyn had lived in Rockford all her life and was a member of St. John
Lutheran Church, Hopewell, Celina, Ohio. She was a familiar face at the
office of Dr. John W. Chrispin, where she was a medical secretary,
scheduled the appointments, did the billing, and really, was the next
thing to a nurse! She found her job at the doctor’s office to be very
pleasurable, and knew just about everyone that walked through the door,
and loved helping others. After Dr. Chrispin retired, Carolyn worked
for a while in Willshire, for Dr. Osborn.
Music was a very big part of her life—she enjoyed listening to all
kinds, especially gospel. She and Doyt loved traveling to the Smokey
Mountains together. After Doyt became ill, it was all about him—caring
for him at home, so he wouldn’t have to go to the nursing home. That
worked out just fine, as she was a home-body. She and Doyt had three
children together, and they were the joy of their lives. When the
grandchildren came into the picture, she enjoyed babysitting for
three children: Robert M. Crouch, Hazel Park, Michigan; Rebecca Downey,
Celina, Ohio; and Brenda (Terry) Henning, St. Marys, Ohio; five
grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a
sister-in-law, Connie Jackson, Celina, Ohio, and Carol Jackson,
Columbus, Ohio. Deceased are three brothers: Ted, Charles, and Paul
Jackson, and a sister-in-law, Joan Jackson.
Funeral services for Carolyn will be held Sunday, September 20, 2020, at
1:00 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor
Chip Steffy officiating.
Friends may call
prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home, from 11:00 a.m.
until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.
Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Hopewell, 9009
St. Rte. 118, Celina, Ohio, 45822.
and friends are invited to attend Carolyn’s visitation and services, we
continue to be cautious and concerned for those who are most vulnerable,
the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge
everyone to remain vigilant and respect the well-being of the family
members and friends. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing,
refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings as
required by state mandate.
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