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John W. Crowe

John W. "Jack" Crowe, age 66 of Linn, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011, at his residence.

Jack was born on September 2, 1944, a son to the late Donald M. and Louise (Senevey) Crowe.

He was a 1963 graduate of Chamois High School and joined the Marine Corp in May 1963 and served during the Vietnam conflict.

Jack lived and worked in California and Colorado before relocating to Columbia, MO where he retired from the Columbia Public School District.

On October 7, 1999, Jack was united in marriage to Jan Heddles in Fort Collins, CO. She survives of the home.

Jack enjoyed fishing, boating and playing golf.

In addition to his wife Jan, he is survived by: one son, Shawn A. Crowe and his life partner Brenda of the State of Oregon; an adopted son, Shawn W. Crowe and his wife Susan of Jefferson City; three step-sons, Matt Schilling and his wife Sarah of Fort Knox, KY, Michael Neugebauer and his wife Amy of Springdale, AR, and Josh Gibson of the home; two step-daughters, Susan and her husband Chris Wolfe of Linn, and Ashlee Gibson of the home; 10 sisters, Sue Farnsworth, Debbie Wolfe, Judy Hale and Estella Groves all of Linn, Gladys Kaullen and Alverda Buscher both of Chamois, Betty Nolte of Morrison, Kathy Reeves of Bunceton, Sharon Fleeman of Fort Leonard Wood, and Donna Helfrich of Fenton; five brothers, Robert Crowe of Linn, Rick Crowe of Bonnots Mill, Curtis Crowe of Mt. Sterling, Larry Crowe of Hermann, and Frank Crowe of the State of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by: one son, Dhawn Crowe; one sister, Esther Relford; two brothers, James and Donald Crowe; and one grandchild Jayde Neugebauer.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Fr. I.C. Medina officiating. Interment will follow at the Linn Public Cemetery with full military honors.

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I am truly saddened to learn that another member of our small CHS class of 1963 has left us. I have good memories of Jackie when we were growing up and our days in school. My sympathy is extended to his family.

Elvira Krueger Brandt Feb 4 2011 12:00 AM

Jan and Family: Sorry I couldn't be there, but Iam sure Uncle Jackie understands, since he left this world in a blizzard. When we were little we always went and seen Uncles and Aunts on the weekends. It was the bestest memories ever. Uncle Jackie, you have always been great to me. I love you so much and one day we will be all together.

Camila Lynn Sassmann Feb 3 2011 12:00 AM

We love and miss you Jack.

Heather Haskell Feb 3 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Jan and family, Funny to think I was there when you met Jack, remember my surprise when you came to work one day married and here still when Jack was called home. Jack was always a wonderful man and always smiling and laughing. My deepest sympathies. So sorry time and whether do not permit me to be there for you Jan. I will carry you all in my heart until then. Rest in Peace, dear Jack.

Carol Geissler Feb 2 2011 12:00 AM

Love you uncle Jackie

Bobbi Reeves Feb 2 2011 12:00 AM

Have fond memories of Jack growing up as kids. Loved to visit him and the rest of the Crowes' when they lived on the farm.

Ron & Janice Senevey Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM

You will be great missed but never forgotten.

Ellen L Taylor Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM


NELSON-JEAN BRANDT Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM

Your in our hearts and we love you. Resting in a wonderful place, so peaceful and with mom, dad, Jim, Bud, Esther now they have the 6th pitch player I can see you all sitting around playing, laughing and at peace with Dhawn at your side leaning to play the game.

Judy and Jack Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Know that your entire family is in the prayers of many.

Debby Gerloff Feb 1 2011 12:00 AM

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