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Josie Crouch
August 30, 1937 - December 6, 2018

Josie Crouch

Josie Crouch
Aug 30, 1937 - Dec 6, 2018

Josie Crouch

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2
February
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center
61321 315th Street
Malvern, Iowa 51551
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Malvern, Iowa 51551
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Josie Crouch, 81 of Malvern, IA, passed away on December 6, 2018 in Grand Island, Nebraska following a short illness. Cremation has taken place.

Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center located at the Mills County Fairgrounds. Join the family for coffee and cookies and share memories of Josie with her family and friends. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Malvern in charge of arrangements.

Memorials: Directed to the family

Josephine Ann "Josie" Crouch, one of six children of Alfred and Lillian (Bradley) Johnson, was born on August 30, 1937 in Glenwood, Iowa. She graduated from the Glenwood High School in 1955. Josie attended Peru State Teachers College, received a teaching certificate and taught in rural schools for a time. Josie began working for the Malvern School District in 1968, starting out as a teacher aide and bus driver. She went on to be the Superintendent's secretary/office manager and secretary for the school board. Following her retirement in 2002, she worked part-time in the office of the Malvern City Clerk.

Josie and Ervin Eugene Crouch were married on July 4, 1956. During their early years of marriage, they farmed near Henderson and Malvern, Iowa. In November 1966, the couple made their home in Malvern when Erv became the utilities superintendent for the town of Malvern until his retirement in 1993. They were blessed with three children, Susan, LeAnn, and Ryan.

Josie and Erv were married almost 55 years when Erv passed away on April 12, 2011.

Josie was a member of the Baptist Church, a Red Hats member, and enjoyed spending time with her family at the cabin near Park Rapids, MN, playing cards; she faithfully playing on Tuesdays with her card gals; and spending time with her "porch sitters" and special friends, Mary Tornquist and Allen Hall, at her home. Josie enjoyed attending special lunches with her "family and friends" (classmates of 1955 of which several were also family members), and getting together for "cousins" lunches. Josie loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mom, and grandma and a great friend to all who knew her and loved her.

Josie passed away on December 6, 2018 in Grand Island, Nebraska at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 6 days. In addition to her beloved husband Erv, she was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Cameron William Blackburn; and brother Wayne Johnson.

Josie is survived by her children, Susan Blackburn and husband Stephen of Glenwood, LeAnn Peterson and husband Howard of Malvern, and Ryan Crouch and wife Lisa of Grand Island, NE; grandchildren, Shay, Shaw, Scott, Corey, Jory, Loran and Abby; great grandchildren, Ben, Harrison, Jase, Noah, Olivia, Trae, and another due in March; siblings, Warren Johnson and wife Judy of Conroy, TX, Evan Johnson and wife Janet of Ethel, LA, Janice Rinne of Topsfield, MA, and Carol Bishop and husband Terry of Glenwood; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.

Karin Eskesen on Jan 6, 2019

Josie, my american Mom, has been a role model for me. You were so hilarious and made me laugh. I am deeply grateful for the year I spent with you and the rest of the Crouch family and I am so glad that we met again two years ago.

Jennifer Burgoin-Comer on Dec 13, 2018

Josie was always a friendly smile and a hug in the office at Malvern High School. She shared many laughs with Grandma Nellie! May you find peace and comfort in the memories of this sweet soul. Jenni (Burgoin) Comer

JACK and SHIRLEY JONES on Dec 12, 2018

After Alll these Yeears we will Always Treasure Josie as A true Freiend, and A Former Secretary for Me in the Malvern School Districtt --GOD BLESS!! JACK and SHIRLEY JONES

Birdie Horn on Dec 11, 2018

A very special lady who shared so much with her family and people she knew. She was always a bright spot of your day anytime you saw her. We will miss you Josie, but I am sure your family will miss you most. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Bobbi Miller Rowe on Dec 10, 2018

Josie was a vital part of the Malvern High School for many years I am deeply grateful for the friendship she developed with my daughters, during that time. She was so caring, and basically was a mentor that always had a smile and kind word for everyone.
I sm so blessed to have known this beautifully kind woman.
My deepest sympathy for her family. Prayers for all of you
You are greatly missed, Josie. Heaven gained another beautiful bright star.

Brian Johnson on Dec 8, 2018

My awesome cousin has always been a shining star in our lives. She will continue to shine bright bringing us unlimited joy. I love Josie so much that it hurts so good. Baby cuz Brian David.

Bonnie on Dec 8, 2018

There is a big hole in the heart of Malvern. Her memory will live long in the Tuesday afternoon card players!

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Malvern, Iowa 51551
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