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Obituary: Phyllis Jeanette Crouch, Columbus

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Phyllis Jeanette Crouch, 84, of Columbus, died at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Miller's Merry Manor.

Mrs. Crouch had to quit school in the eighth grade to take care of her family. She had been employed at Bartholomew County Public Library, Wayne Nyffeler Laundromat, Roviar Shirt Factory and in the kitchen at Columbus Health & Rehabilitation. She was a former member of Garden City Church of Christ, enjoyed knitting and was very active with the Busy Hands group and on the residents' council at Miller's Merry Manor.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street, with the Rev. Norman E. Love officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service Thursday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Miller's Merry Manor Busy Hands activities program.

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Born in Coffeyville, Kan., May 24, 1928, Mrs. Crouch was the daughter of James Alexander and Lula Gladys Davis Love.

She is survived by sons, Malcom (Karen) Crouch of Banning, CA, Gary (Darlene) Crouch and James Crouch, both of Columbus; a brother, Ed Love of Columbus; a sister, Carol Hartman of Delaware; grandchildren, Charissa (Mike) Morehead and Erin Crouch, both of Indianapolis, Eric Crouch of Bloomington and Jace Crouch of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Norman A., Harold D., Donald V., Franklin D. and Dale D. Love; and three sisters, Ester B. Love, Bessie Sprague and Imogene Knapp.

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