Opal Maxine Crouch was born on November 14, 1929, in Lamar, Colorado, and she took her final journey to heaven on August 21, 2021, at the Belleville Healthcare Center, at the age of 91.
Opal grew up on a farm near Scottsville, Kansas. Following her high school graduation, she met and married Raymond Crouch on July 26, 1947. Opal was a homemaker, a waitress at the Buffalo Roam in Mankato for many years. She also completed schooling and training to become the Social Worker and Activities Director at Heartland Care Center in Belleville.
She enjoyed life; some of her favorite things to do were reading, dancing, going for fast boat rides, playing pitch, watching TV and watching KU basketball games.
Opal has joined many loved ones in heaven; her beloved husband Raymond Crouch, parents, Lawrence and Myrtle Stickler, grandmother Pearl Coleman, grandson Ethan Johnson, great granddaughter Ella Grace Fuller, brother in laws Gerald “Jerry” Rugg and Roger Zeigler, and many other family and friends.
Opal leaves behind three daughters; LaQuita Whitesell and her husband Carl, Vicky Adams and her partner Les, and Lisa Johnson and her husband Daren. Ten grandchildren; Brandon Fuller (Kim), Trevor Fuller, Shilo Nichols (Darrin), Tara Villapando, Heather Haley (Steve), Kelly Varnadore (Nathan), Rachelle, Jon, Ashleigh Thomas (Jon), Cole Thomas and Sheridan Johnson. Numerous great and great great grandchildren; as Opal often said, there are too many to count!
She is also survived by her sister, Ruth Rugg, sister in laws Linda Zeigler and Betty May, special friend / adopted daughter Caren, and many nieces and nephews.
The memories of time spent with her will always be with us.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, December 4th, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville. Visitation with family greeting friends will be two hours prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Memorials are requested to the Opal Crouch Memorial, to be designated at a later date, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home assisted the Crouch family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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