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Jean Elizabeth (Avery) Crowl

1922 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Jean Elizabeth (Avery) Crowl Obituary
Jean Elizabeth Crowl, 90, formerly of Reading, passed away Saturday (8-24-2013) at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility in Coldwater.

She was born Sept. 8, 1922 in Reading to Coleman and Leola (Kreps) Avery and attended the Jonesville and Reading Schools. Jean worked at Wagner Industries in Reading for 26 years and was also employed at the Fremont Bakery (New Horizon) from 1979 until retirement in 1986.

Through her work, she belonged to the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. Jean was a member of Cambria Baptist Church and "The Old & The Reckless" Birthday Club. She loved cooking, gardening, baking, and was an avid reader. Jean adored her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had many friends and was kind to everyone. Those who knew her will remember her delicious pies and cookies.

Survivors include her daughters, Sharon Clayman of Coldwater; Lois (Don) Lampe of Sturgis; daughter-in-law, Judith (Ken) VanCamp of Montgomery; 9 grandchildren, Christie Snook, Arthur Sigman, Michael Sagins, Charles Cornish, Wendy Thompson, Peggy Sue Beers, David Lampe, Diana Munn, Darcy Hill; 22 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father (Jesse Myers), 2 husbands (Richard Cornish in 1949 and Vernie Crowl in 1989), 2 sons (Roger and Charles Cornish); 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 3:00 PM, at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, Reading, with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Reading. Visitation is scheduled Tuesday from 1:00 pm until time of service. Memorials are suggested to Cambria Baptist Church.

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Published in The Daily Reporter on Aug. 28, 2013
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