Margaret June Eicher Crosby, 89, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Sunday Sept. 1, 2013, at the Davis Memorial Hospital in Elkins. She had been in her usual health and death was unexpected.
She was born Monday, Sept. 1, 1924, at Mannsville, Pa., a daughter of the late Wade Cecil Eicher and Matilda Viola Kuhns Eicher. On Aug. 27, 1942, at Winchester, Va., she was married to Clarence Edward Crosby, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Clarence W. "Buck" Crosby of Hubert, N.C.; three daughters, B.J. Crosby McKenzie and husband, Ronald R. "Mac" McKenzie, of Elkins; Janet Marie Crosby of Columbia, S.C.; Penny Lynn Crosby Vanbibber and husband, Gene, of Gainesville, Tenn.; one sister, Mary "Jane" Tenny; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are one son, Gary Lee Crosby; four brothers, Thomas, James, Wayne and Raymond Eicher; three sisters Martha "Sweetie" Wilson, Ella "Mae" Barkley and Virginia Wood.
Mrs. Crosby attended Hurst High School in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., graduating with the class of 1942. She attended the First Baptist Church of Elkins. Before making her home in Elkins, she was a member of the Lycippus Methodist Church in Pennsylvania, where she was a lay speaker and helped with various activities involving the church. She worked for a number of years at Browns Market in Pleasant Unity, Pa., and Ferlin's Market in Mammoth, Pa. She also worked at various restaurants and a Five and Dime store in, Latrobe, Pa., in her spare time she was an angler. Fishing was her passion. Mrs. Crosby's request for cremation was honored.
The family will receive friends on Thursday evening Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., a celebration of Mrs. Crosby's life will be conducted by the Rev Dr. Marvin L Parl. On Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. a graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., with a reception to follow at Bell Memorial Church Latrobe, Pa. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to a local children's charity.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.