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Mary E. Crowe


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Mary E. Crowe

March 15, 1934 - May 13, 2018

BREMEN - Mary E. Crowe, age 84, of Bremen, died at 1:50 am, Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa after a short illness. She was born to Willard and Marjorie (Young) Slabaugh March 15, 1934 at her family home, south of Nappanee.

Mrs. Crowe was a graduate of Nappanee High School and lived her lifetime in the Nappanee, Goshen, and Bremen area. She graduated from Ashland College with a Bachelor's Degree in music and received her Master's Degree from Valparaiso University. She retired from Bremen Schools where she had taught music for over 20 years. Mary also taught piano and voice at her home for many years and was the choir director and organist for many years at First Brethren Church in Nappanee, where she was a member. Mary's life revolved around the love of her family and music.

On August 16, 1953, she married Robert D. Crowe in Nappanee. He preceded her in death August 2, 2007. She is survived by her children, Arlene Siefer of Bremen and John (Sandy) Crowe of Wheaton, IL; grandchildren, Benjamin (Samantha) Crowe, Nathan, Sarah, Rachel, and Aaron Crowe, Adam (Alyssa) Siefer, and Amy (Jordan) Sinclair; great-grandchildren, Lily, Luke, and Levi Siefer; and sisters, Rita Moore of Wakarusa and Joanne Kroft of Savannah, OH. She was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne and Max Slabaugh.

Family and friends may call from 4-8 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for 1 hour prior to the Funeral Service which will be at 10:00 am, May 17 at First Brethren Church, Nappanee. Rev. Tom Schiefer will officiate and burial will be in Union Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Brethren Church.
Published in South Bend Tribune on May 15, 2018
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