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WWII-Vet-Obit-Crosby, John W. - 1978

John W. Crosby


Hillsboro -- John W. Crosby, 61, Rt. 1, Hillsboro, was found dead Friday at his residence.  He had been in failing health for about one year.
Mr. Crosby was a retired farmer and postal clerk and former operator of New Richmond Farm Supply and Elevator.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.  Mr. Crosby was a member of the American Legion Post of Darlington, Moose Lodge of Crawfordsville and Ala,o Masonic Lodge and was a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles of Crawfordsville.
He was born July 28, 1917, at Fairland in Shelby County, a son of William and Pluma Moore Crosby.  On Feb 18, 1946, he was married at Ames, Iowa to the former Isabelle Wheelock, who survives.  Mr. Crosby was a resident of Crawfordsville before moving to Hillsboro 11 years ago.
Other survivors are two sons, Dr. W. Michael Crosby of Indianapolis and Dennis Crosby of Tulsa, Okla,; a daughter, Diane Orr of Crawfordsville; his mother, Mrs. Pluma Ray of Crawfordsville; two brothers, William Crosby of Wadsworth, Ohio, and Edmond Crosby of Wildomar, Calif.; Two sisters, Mrs. Velma Stum of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Frances Pipes of Jamestown; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Powers Funeral Home at Crawfordsville with Rev. David Clifford officating.  Masonic services will be at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Sunday.  Interment will be in Masonic Cemetery with American Legion graveside rites.  Friends may call at the funeral home 2-9 p.m. Sunday.

Note: Died 20 October 1978

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