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Mary Crouse

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BELMONT - Mary "Elene" Self Crouse, passed away June 30, 2014 at home.

She was born in Lincoln County, daughter of the late Clarence Andrew, Sr. and Sallie Mae Ingle Self. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Cone Self, Clarence A. Self, Jr., Bobby Carol Self, and Archie Ralph Self.

Elene retired as a nurse from Gaston Memorial Hospital and later retired from Stanley Total Living. She was a member of East Garrison Baptist Church. Elene was a dedicated nurse, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Her survivors include her loving husband of sixty nine years, Gaither Calvin Crouse; son, Terry Calvin Crouse; daughter, Penny Armstrong and husband Rodger; sisters, Betty Jo Johnson and husband Gerald, Rebecca Wyte and husband Joe; sister-in-law, Clara Self; grandchildren, Jeremy Crouse, Hailey Ratch-ford, Julia Ratchford; great granddaughter, Saylor Stacey and a number of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 1 until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia, with a funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors with Pastor Jack Fleming officiating.

Interment will follow the service in Gaston Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Condolence messages may be sent online to

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mrs. Crouse.
Published in Gaston Gazette on July 1, 2014
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