Inez Lavalle Crouse, 93, of Findlay, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2021 at The Heritage. She was born in Hancock County on May 5, 1927 to the late Elza R. and Marjorie A. (McBride) Dodge. On October 9, 1945, Inez married Donald Crouse at St. John’s Lutheran Parsonage in Blocktown. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1988.
Inez leaves behind son, David (Debbie) Crouse of Roanoke, VA; daughters, Sharon (Gerald) Kelbley of Tiffin, and Diana (Dave) Blem of Rawson; daughter-in-law, Glenna Crouse of Findlay. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Amy (Scott) King of Canal Winchester, Jason (Jennifer) Crouse of Findlay, Dr. Jennifer (Wayne) Stull of Tiffin, and Dr. Tori (fiancé James Uttley) Blem of Hilliard; three great-grandchildren, Hunter King, Owen and Noah Stull; and several step-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Rolland Dodge of Bluffton; sisters, Madeline Lenhart of Lima, Betty Barringer of Bowling Green, Virginia Cowles of Reynoldsburg; and sisters-in-law, Janice Dodge of Ada, Audrey Dodge of Lima, and Shirley Dodge of Forest. In addition to her parents and husband, Inez was preceded in death by her son, John Crouse; sisters, Katherine Snyder, and Patricia Lambert; brothers, William, Roger, Howard, and Gary Dodge; and brothers-in-law, Eugene Lenhart, Keith Snyder, Ronal Lambert, Larry Cowles, and Clarence Barringer.
Although her education was interrupted before graduation, Inez was extremely proud that she earned her GED later in life. Early on, Inez worked at several manufacturing facilities then later at the Hancock County Children’s Home and Cheshire House. But the occupation she most loved was that of homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and homemade ice cream…she loved homemade ice cream. She also loved Bingo, playing her first game at age 88. Inez was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and an active member of Hope Circle.
Funeral services for Inez will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500), officiated by the Pastor William Stenke. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., Findlay, Ohio 45840, or the American Diabetes Association.
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