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Jean Crouse

April 12, 1935 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Jean Crouse Obituary

       Jean Crouse, daughter of Clay Davenport and Lela (Hazen) Davenport, was born at home in Chester, Nebraska on April 12, 1935, along with twin sister Joan. Jean departed this life at the age of 88 on January 29, 2024, in Salina, Kansas.
       Jean first attended rural school near Chester, Nebraska and later attended Chester Public School, graduating in 1952. After high school, Jean studied teachers training at Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma for one year. She then taught at a rural school for a year before she and Wilbert Crouse were united in marriage on August 15, 1954, in Chester, Nebraska. Seven children were born to this union. Jean was a devoted wife and mother. She put her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal savior at a young age. Jean lived out her faith in her relationships and interactions with others. She was very active in her church, serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Jean spent the children’s youth at home playing with them and encouraging their varied interests, such as when she became a 4-H leader to ensure that her son was able to study electronics.
       Later when her children were older, Jean worked as a secretary at Chester-Hubbell- Byron Schools. She loved working with children. Jean also taught computer classes to interested community members when home computers were new. After retiring from the school, Jean took up several hobbies in her 70’s, photography being one of her favorites. She started submitting photos of people and events to the local newspaper. Soon, her photos were printed in several newspapers, which continued for many years. Jean also loved to draw, paint and grow orchids. She used her interests to engage and befriend other people her whole life. She enjoyed holding women’s Bible studies after retirement.
        Jean was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Glenn and Melvin, infant son, Larry and husband Wilbert. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Sally Singer (Kevin), Mountville, Pennsylvania; son Warren (Cheryl), Auburn, Nebraska; son Lynn (Marilyn), Hutchinson, Kansas; son Philip (Amy), Salina, Kansas; son Jim, Houston, Texas; son David (Dawn), Pine Bluffs, Wyoming; Grandchildren: Jeff Singer(Stephanie), Jenny Germann(Evan), Ben Singer(Andrea); Melodee Webb(Kyle), Matt Crouse(Annie); Ryan Crouse(Kailey), Nicole Orell(Zach), Kyle Crouse(Andrea); Jordan Crouse, Taylor Miller(Matthew); Mellissa Flores, Elizabeth Wright(David); Great Grandchildren: Juliana, Levi and Isabella Webb; Madilynn and Samuel Crouse; Charlie and Oliver Singer; Matilda and Thatcher Germann; Lincoln and Cohen Crouse; August and Jude Crouse; Parker Orell; Josh, Sonia, Rebekah and Elija Flores; Chester and Scarlett Wright.
        Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday February 24, 2024 at Belleville Wesleyan Church, Belleville, KS, conducted by Pastor Mark McGregor.  Following the memorial service, the family will receive and greet friends in the church basement.  Private interment for family will be in Chester Cemetery, Chester, Nebraska.

        Friends may call from 1 PM until 6 PM Friday, Feb 23rd at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home.

        Online condolences and information at www.bachelor-surber.com

        Memorials are suggested to the Belleville Wesleyan Church or The Gideons International.

        Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, 1322 19th Street, Belleville, Kansas is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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February 23, 2024

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Celebration of Life
February 24, 2024

2:00 PM
Belleville Wesleyan Church
909 Wesleyan Dr
Belleville, KS 66935

Private Committal

Chester Cemetery
U.S Highway 81
Chester, NE 68327

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