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Gladys Irene Crabb, 94, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at her home in Brazil. She was born in Greenville, Ill., on Sept. 14, 1922, to the late John and Estella (Cummings) Bailey.
Gladys graduated from Brazil High School in 1940, graduated valedictorian of the 1945 class at St. Anthony's School Nursing and later married William Crabb on June 29, 1946. Mrs. Crabb was a registered nurse for Dr. Shattuck and the Clay County Hospital. After retirement, Gladys worked as the nurse for Great Dane Trailers.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Brazil, as well as the Clay County Nurses Association, the Delta Theta Tau Beta Chapter and the Nightingales. Gladys enjoyed baking, earning the nickname "cookie", loved family activities, serving as youth leader at church, and participating in her children's activities throughout life.
Mrs. Crabb was preceded in death by her husband; and siblings, Farris Bailey, Ralph Bailey, Wendell Bailey, Florence Evans, Laura Stallcup, and Betty Lynch.
Survivors include son, Stephen F. (Margaret) Crabb Sr., Franklin; daughters, Susie (Mike) Hoffman, Brazil and Judy (William) Neilan, Monticello; brothers-in-law, Kenny Crabb, Brazil and Larry (Nancy) Crabb, Monticello; sisters-in-law, June Crabb and Charlotte Crabb, both of Brazil; special niece, Mary Anne Pierce; grandchildren, Stephen (Barbie) Crabb II, Melissa Crab, Josh Hoffman, Erin (Josh) Kelly and Kathleen Bolduc; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil with Pastor Gary Scroggins officiating and burial to follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery. The family will accept friends for visitation on Sunday, from 4 until p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Online condolences may be expressed at:
Published on July 19, 2017
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