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Betty Crooks

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Betty L. Crooks age 76 of Charles City, IA, died Saturday morning, April 21, 2012, at her home following a brief battle with cancer. Friends may greet the family 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in Nashua. Private family interment will take place at Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City. Betty Lucille Crooks was born January 23, 1936, in rural Chickasaw County, IA, the daughter of Charles 'Roy' and Avis (Trask) Boggess. She received her education in rural country school and graduated from high school in Ionia. On November 23, 1956, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Nashua, she married Russell Crooks. To this union a daughter and son were born. The couple had lived in Kansas City for a couple years while Russell went to mechanic school and also lived in Elma and Ionia before moving to Charles City in 1962. In her younger years, Betty enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, playing cards with her family and taking the kids to stock car races. Betty could often be seen on her daily walks which she did year-round. She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family and friends. Russell died March 5, 2012 at the age of 78. Survivors include, one son, Doug (Gail) Crooks of Charles City; one daughter, Connie (Ralph) Reed of Gilbert, AZ; eight grandchildren, Lacey, Brittney, Nick, Angie, Jeff, Tim, Derick and Rebecca; five great-grandchildren, Zachary, Danny, Joey, Kaydence and Samuel; three brothers, Earl Boggess of Charles City, Dale (Becky Gores) Boggess of Waverly, Duane (Barb) Boggess of Charles City; one brother-in-law, Clark (Mary) Crooks of OK; four sisters-in-law, Alice Barkhausen of Waverly, Lila Dietrich of Manly, Sue (Julius “Bud”) Drewelow of New Hampton, Pernella (Gerald) Monaghan of Waverly. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters-in-law, Laura Boggess, Shirley Silber; one brother-in-law, Wendell Crooks.

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  1. just want to say wow u have the most amazing baftuieul dog i have a collie called misty and i love her to bits and to be fair with you i love chandi to, she is adorable and the work you have done with her is out of this world, me nd misty want to send all our love to you, and all the best for the future please dont give up . we love you and you was up against some tuff acts tonite but still got my vote love to u bothxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Holy Writings at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.’ The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

  3. I wanted to express my sympathies to Connie and Ralph and all of the family for all of your losses. I have been thinking of you.

  4. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy. Cherish the good memories you have of her.

  5. I so enjoyed my visits with Betty on my trips back to Charles City. She was a great person and a great friend. I will truly miss her.

  6. To Betty’s family. You are all in our prayers with the passing of your mom, grandmother, great grandmother, sister , and dear friend. We will be thinking of all you.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I always remember seeing Betty walking daily. With deepest sympathy.

  8. To Betty’s family,to all of you and especially thinking of you Duane as know how special you were to her. I remember the wonderful visits with your family at the farm…they are treasured memories . You have our sincere sympathy at this time and we will see you soon. Lorilee

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