Ione Crow

Posted 7/22/99

1912-1999

Ione “Babe” Marilyn Crow, 87, of Kalona, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in Plea…

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1912-1999

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Ione Crow

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1912-1999

Ione “Babe” Marilyn Crow, 87, of Kalona, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in Plea…

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1912-1999

Ione “Babe” Marilyn Crow, 87, of Kalona, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in Pleasantview Home following a lengthy illness.

Services were Friday, July 16, in George L. Gay Funeral Home and Crematorium, Iowa City, with the Reverends Harlan Gillespie and David L. Yoder officiating. Burial was in the Oxford Cemetery.

Born June 2, 1912, in Oxford, she was the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Benesh) Barnes. She attended Oxford High School and took extension courses from the University of Nebraska. She received her high school diploma through the University of Buffalo, New York.

She married Orville W. Crow in the Nazarene parsonage on Walnut Street, Iowa City, October 21, 1934.

Mrs. Crow was treasurer and an active member of the Church of the Nazarene. She worked in the defense effort during World War II. With the return of her husband from the war in Europe in 1945, the couple moved to Buffalo, New York.

She was a charter member of a new Methodist Church and the Women’s Society, in which she was awarded the Society’s Pin of the Year. In the Buffalo District of the Methodist Church, she was in charge of the Spiritual Life Program for churches in western New York for many years.

Mrs. Crow learned to transcribe English into Braille in a course at the Temple Beth AM Synagogue and, for ten years, transcribed material into Braille for students at Rosary Hill College and the University of Buffalo. Copies of her work are in the Library of Congress of Washington, DC.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Iowa City, and the Women’s Society, the Pilgrim Chapter of the D.A.R., life member of the national Braille Association, and life member of the International Society of Poets, with poems published by the National Library. She was a member of the Iowa State Historical Society and the Iowa Genealogical Society.

Survivors include her husband, Orville Crow of Kalona.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.

George L. Gay Funeral Home and Crematorium in charge of arrangements.

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