Catherine Starr Crosby, 92

Posted on June 29, 2015

Catherine Starr Crosby, 92, Poneto, passed away in her home June 28, 2015. 
Born Jan. 14, 1923, in Wells County, Catherine was a daughter of John and Margaret (Starr) Minnich. She had three brothers, Ralph, Robert Dale and Roger, and two sisters, Vera Mae Minnich Cochran, and Nancy Minnich Thompson.  She was raised on a farm in the southern part of Wells County.
Catherine graduated from Chester Center School in 1940. She married Verlice ‘Spud’ Crosby on December 21, 1940. Spud and Katie were the parents of three children, Marilyn (John) Maddox, Dick (Barb) Crosby and Patricia ‘Joy’ Liddy Beer. Catherine lived in her home for over 70 years.
In addition to being the wife of a farmer, a mother and a homemaker, Catherine was the office manager for Habig Trucking for 40 years. She retired in 2003, at the age of 80.
Catherine spent her life as a faithful servant to God.  She attended Chester Center Church the majority of her life and has attended the Keystone Methodist Church for the past several years.
Catherine is survived by two children; nine grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren; two siblings and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Spud; her youngest child Joy; one great-grandson, Casey Montgomery; and three siblings, Ralph, Vera Mae and Robert Dale.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Walker &  Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier. Funeral services will be there Thursday, July 2 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Marlene Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at the Miller Cemetery, Poneto.
Memorials to Family Life Care/NE Indiana Hospice, 265 W. Water St., Berne, IN 46711.
Walker &  Glancy Funeral Home, Montpelier is in charge of arrangements.

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