Owsley O. Crowe

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Owsley O. Crowe, 95, formally of Gratis Township & Germantown, passed away, Monday, Nov. 12,2012 at Greenbriar Nursing Center in Eaton.

He was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, on Feb. 25,1917 to the late Garnet"Jack" and Mary Ellen (Hartgrove) Crowe. He was a WWII Army Veteran; an employee of The Black Clawson Co., Middletown, and was later at General Motors, retiring in 1980. Owsley farmed in the Gratis and German Township area for 60 years; and held a Real Estate License. He was an avid guitar player and a Class B-Checker Champion. He was one of the founding members of the Gratis First Church of God (presently known as Beechwood Church of God) and after retiring, attended the Germantown First Church of God for 19 years. Over the years, he taught the Bible class for 25-plus years and served on the church boards. He was a member of Gideons International; Camden Masonic Lodge #159 F & A. M. Scottish Rite~Valley of Dayton, the Antioch Shrine and was a Kentucky Colonel.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ellen McIntosh and Nancy Brown; a daughter-in-law, Debi Crowe; two sisters, Frances Thornton and Emma Lee Lovelace; six brothers, Caesar, William, Millard, James, Henry and Rollie Crowe.

Owsley is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Margaret (Avery) Crowe; two daughters, Frances (Jim) Douglass of Camden and Shirley (Tim) Blanton of New Lebanon; his son, Jack Crowe of Carlisle; a son-in-law, Rex (Beverly) McIntosh of Jacksonburg; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Thursday Nov. 15, at the Germantown First Church of God. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Germantown or Beechwood First Church of God or Gideons International. Condolences may be shared at

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