Maxine LaVon (Stanbrough) Crouse (1935 - 2018)

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Maxine L. Crouse, 82, Red Oak, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak.
Maxine LaVon Crouse, the daughter of Jesse W. and Fern E. (Swanson) Stanbrough was born Dec. 28, 1935, in Page County.
Maxine was raised in the Essex area, attended country school for eight years and in 1954, graduated from Essex High School. Following graduation, she worked at the Northwestern Bell Telephone office in Shenandoah. Maxine was united in marriage to Robert L. Crouse on Aug. 29, 1954, in Essex. To this union they were blessed with four children, Rhonda, Brent, Angela and Dan. Maxine and Bob had lived in Corning, Ottumwa and Essex before making their home in Red Oak in January of 1965. Maxine was a long time and faithful member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She volunteered in many community activities, including the Red Oak Optimist Club, Senior Citizens Center and was a past member of Beta Sigma Phi. After Bob's retirement, they enjoyed many years wintering in Texas.
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob on Jan. 5, 2017; daughter, Rhonda Mannasmith on Sept. 19, 2017; granddaughter, Elizabeth "Libby" Hill; brother, Gerald Stanbrough; and sister, Elaine Woodyard.
Maxine is survived by three children, Brent Crouse of Ft. Collins, Colo.; Angela Hill and husband Christopher of Clarinda; and Dan Crouse and wife Karen of Red Oak; son-in-law, Larry Mannasmith of Maryville, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Vanessa (Tye) Parsons of Maryville; Hilary (Ian) Simmons of Omaha; Jason Crouse of Council Bluffs; Mariah Crouse of Council Bluffs; Kip Hill of Spokane, Wash.; Cameron (Jessica) Hill of Lee's Summit, Mo.; SueAnn Crouse, Michael Crouse and his fiancée Amanda Stitz, and Nicholas Crouse, all of Red Oak; six great-grandchildren, Lucy, Ellie, Cora, Kyler, Avery and Aubrey; brother, Robert (Bernadette) Stanbrough of Essex; sisters, Donna Currie of Shenandoah; Beverly (Luke) McGargill of Shenandoah, and Karen (Bob) Ahrens of Shenandoah; and brother-in-law, Larry Crouse of Norcross, Ga.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Maxine has donated her body for medical research; even in death she continues to help others.
Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak from 6 until 8 p.m.
Celebration of Life Service will be Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak.
The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to support Maxine's favorite charities as directed by the family.
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Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Apr. 24, 2018