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Mary Irene (Rohr) CRABILL

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CRABILL, Mary Irene (Rohr) Age 94, has lived all of her life in the Dayton, Ohio area, residing the last four years at Cypress Pointe in Englewood, recently passed away on April 10, 2013. Mary was born July 27, 1918 at home in Dayton to the late Raymond Rohr and Florence "Susan" (Zugelder) Rohr. Mary and Bernard O. Crabill were married on June 18, 1938. Her loving husband, Bernie, passed away at age 77 on May 16, 1996 after being married for 57 years. Mary is survived by her children, Patricia (James) Constable of Justin, Texas; James (Melody) Crabill of Englewood, Ohio; Lawrence (Phyllis) Crabill of Englewood, Ohio; and Michael Crabill of Wyoming, Michigan, whose wife Nancy has passed away. Mary has nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Mary has outlived her brother and sisters and their respective spouses: Urban E. (Dorothy) Rohr, Louise (Edward) Warwick, Dorothy Rohr, and Florence Jeanne (William) McDonald. Mary graduated from Roosevelt High School in Dayton and was an active parishioner of both Assumption Catholic Church in Dayton and then Transfiguration Catholic Church in West Milton. Mary was an accomplished artist specializing in oil and watercolor painting, porcelain painting, and other creative arts as they hit her fancy. She has provided family members with many of her works of art and they are treasured and appreciated. Mary's love of the Cincinnati Reds came from her mother and many times could be found listening to the radio, and cheering for her favorite players. In later years, you did not dare interrupt her watching the Reds on TV. She followed the Reds as long as she was able to see and hear. On her trips with Bernard to Reno and Las Vegas, she earned the nickname "Kitty," because she was lucky on her trips. She excelled at playing cards of any kind and enjoyed winning no matter what game it was. Mary liked to read a good mystery anytime and became a fan of Harry Potter books, who she shared her love of reading with her daughter, Pat. Mary has made many friends and survived their passing. She believed that Bernard, her family and friends will be all be greeting her in heaven and she was looking forward to that moment, especially Bernie who she loved so very much and was always in her thoughts and dreams. Mary was loved as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and by all of the family and our extended families. We will miss her so very much. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 972 S. Miami Street, West Milton, with Father John MacQuarrie as Celebrant. Friends may call on Thursday 2 hours prior to the service (12:00-2:00) P.M. at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami Street, West Milton.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Apr. 14, 2013
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