Doris M. Crum “beloved mother and grandmother”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Doris M. Crum, 96, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Saturday, November 13, 1926 in Cameron Mills, NY, she was a daughter of Merle and Beulah Bessie Welch. On June 28, 1946 in Chrystal, she married Gilbert R. Crum, who passed away on April 28, 1998.
Doris attended country school in Cameron Mills. She was employed as a waitress for many years in the Olean, NY area.
Doris enjoyed baking, having entered many baked goods in the Potter County Fair, winning many ribbons throughout the years. She enjoyed being outdoors and also enjoyed working in her flower garden. She loved to go play Bingo with her daughter, loved playing games with her family, but most especially loved spending time with her family.
Left to cherish her memory are three sons, Douglas (Donna) Crum of Roulette, Merle (Linda) Crum of Port Allegany, and Thomas (Carol) Crum of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Rhonda Sheppard of Shinglehouse; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and twenty-one great-great-grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew.
In addition to her parents and husband, Doris was predeceased by a son, Wayne “Skip” Crum; a daughter, Onalee Thurst; a grandson, Clinton Sheppard; a son-in-law, Martin Thurst; a brother, James Welch; and a sister, Lucy Welch Edwards.
Family and friends may call from 9am to 11am on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with the Rev. Russell J. Horning of Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Doris entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Doris, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.