Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann" (Stathers) Crummett

Elizabeth Ann (Stathers) "Betty Ann" Crummett, 89, of Midland, died early Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Cascades Senior Living in Midland. She was born April 7, 1924, in Buckhannon, W.Va., daughter of the late Allan J. and Viva (Casto) Crummett. Most of her ancestors came from England, Germany, France, Wales and Ireland before the American Revolutionary War. Buckhannon was the home of West Virginia Wesleyan College, the alma mater of both her parents, aunts, uncles and many cousins. It became her alma mater in 1945, as she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English. She met her husband, Warren B. Crummett, in 1947 on the campus of Ohio State University where she had gone for graduate studies. They later married Feb. 28 1948, in Buckhannon and moved to Columbus, where Mr. Crummett received his doctoral degree in 1951. After he received his degree the couple moved to Midland so Dr. Crummett could do research for The Dow Chemical Co.

Elizabeth's professional life began in Parkersburg, W.Va., where she taught home economics and english in a large intermediate school for two years. She later held teaching positions in Ashville, Ohio, the Ohio School for the Blind in Columbus and then Central Intermediate School in Midland. She retired to raise her sons, but continued to substitute teach for many years. Mrs. Crummett was a member of the Church of the Brethren, the First United Methodist Church for many years and participated in many clubs and organizations including the P.E.O., Midland Garden Club, Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames of America.

Surviving besides her husband, Warren, are her two sons, Dr. Daniel (Bobbi Price) Crummett, a physician in family practice with Duke University Health Systems in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Dr. Allan W. (Carrie Ann) Crummett, a licensed psychologist in Muskegon; five grandchildren, Warren Luke and Autumn Leah Crummett of Muskegon, Hannah Elizabeth Crummett of Boston, Mass., Carriane Stathers Crummett of New York and Samuel Christopher Crummett of Chapel Hill, N.C.

On a personal note, Elizabeth (Betty Ann) was a very astute Christian woman with high principles who was liked by many. As a family, we adored her beyond measure. She was the matriarch of the highest caliber and we dearly loved her.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, from the First United Methodist Church in Midland. The Rev. Art Smith will officiate, with committal services to follow in the Midland City Cemetery. Mrs. Crummett's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St. in Midland, on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Church of the Brethren, 1717 E. Sugnet Rd., Midland, MI 48642 or West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Ave. Buckhannon, W.Va. 26201

Funeral Home

Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home - Midland
1200 W. Wheeler St Midland, MI 48640
(989) 631-2292

Published in Midland Daily News from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2013