Anna Crooks

Died: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 11, 2018
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

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Anna Merab Young Crooks, age 86, formerly of Letts, died Tuesday morning, August 7, 2018, at the Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on May 18, 1932 in Muscatine, the daughter of Elmer L. and Edith Cockerill Young.  She attended Grandview High School and graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1949.  Anna married Alvin H. Crooks on August 23, 1953 at the Methodist Church in Wapello.

She was active in the Letts United Methodist Church, serving as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, serving Communion, and a member of the UMW.  She was also a member of the Letts Garden Club.  Anna had worked as a librarian at the Letts Public Library in the 1970’s and had helped her husband as the bookkeeper for his tiling business.  Anna enjoyed being a homemaker to her large family.  Her talents included sewing, embroidering, quilting, baking, and spending time with her family.  Recently she enjoyed spending time with her friends playing bingo, trivia, and other activities at Colonial Manor.

Anna is survived by her five daughters, Marie Blanchard and Karen (Denny) Steinke both of Muscatine, Sue Crooks of Walcott, Judy Crooks and Linda (David) Arnold both of Wapello; two sons, Jerry and Jeff Crooks; 10 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandsons.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Al; two sisters, Nadine and Ruth; two brothers, Frances and Jake; and a grandson.

The funeral ceremony for Anna Crooks will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Marsha Gerot officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.

The family will meet friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday prior to the funeral at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts will benefit the Letts United Methodist Church and the Compassus Hospice of Washington.

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Alana Poage
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. May memories of special times with this beautiful woman bring you comfort during your time of mourning.

Anita Kelly
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Marie and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May wonderful memories and God's loving hand be of some comfort to you at this time and always.Anita

Sue and Rick Lodmell
   Posted Thu August 09, 2018
Dear Sue, Liz and families;
We are so sorry for the death of your Mother/Grandmother; Even when we know it is coming it is hard. Many prayers, good energy and love to all of you during this difficult time. No more pain Anna.

Jennie and Mickey Wilson
   Posted Fri August 10, 2018
Marie and family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Guldenpfennig
   Posted Sat August 11, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. We are so very sad that we could not attend the services. You are all in our hearts and prayers. Anna was a special lady and a good friend.

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