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Barbara Ann Crouse

April 15, 1930 - May 20, 2020

Barbara Ann Crouse, age 90, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Born in Barrackville, WV on April 15, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George Oscar and Bertha Mildred (Shaffer) Grumbach. Barbara worked as a telephone operator at Christiana Hospital for 17 years and at Wilmington Hospital for 8 years. In her earlier years, she was active with United Methodist Women at Newark United Methodist Church. She enjoyed visiting Camp Pecometh and Drayton Manor. Barbara and her husband enjoyed traveling to the beach and especially going back home to West Virginia. They were members of the AARP travel club. She also enjoyed traveling with the hospital club. Barbara’s greatest joys in life were her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Crouse. She is survived by her children, Jennie Clark (William) and Joy Hoban (David); grandchildren, Amy Szymanski, William Kenneth Clark and Julie Ann Clark; and great granddaughter, Rayelle Coburn.

All services were held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to Newark Manor Nursing Home, 254 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711.

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  • She was a great lady. Now your Mom and Dad and my Mom and Dad will be all together again. Sorry for your loss. We must get together when the world starts to slow down. Greg

  • On behalf of our Newark Manor Staff, I extend heart felt condolences to Barbara’s family. It was a privilege to provide loving care to Barbara during her time here. Thank you for your request for donations to Newark Manor.
    Doris Kennedy, Business Office Manager

  • To Joy and Family,
    I am sad to hear of your mothers passing.
    Sending prayers. Thinking of you .

    Eloise Nickerson
    ( 30yr hair client)

  • I am so sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. I am even more sorry that I have been so out of touch that I didn’t know of this until now. Mrs. Crouse was a close, dear friend to my Mother, Marietta, and many others at NUMC – her daughters and I grew up together in the church, participating in UMYF, Confirmation, and so many other activities. I was honored to have the privilege of getting to sing at their weddings. Her husband Ken was also a close friend to my father, Charles, and many others in the United Methodist Men’s group. I would visit with Mrs. Crouse at Newark Manor when the church’s GREEN Team would visit during the Christmas Holidays and carol through the halls there. I will always treasure the times we would hug and reminisce and wish each other and our families well. I pray for God’s Blessings to all of her family and friends during this time of loss.