Cathy's Story

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Cathy Baker Crouse, 66, of Welch departed this life on February 18, 2018 in Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.
She was born on May 30, 1951 in Welch where she spent her life, and was the daughter of the late Herman and Helen Hawthorne Baker. She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers, and one infant grandson, Robert Herman Crouse.
Cathy was a graduate of Concord University and received her Masters Degree from Marshall University. She wished to be remembered as a dedicated educator at Welch Elementary School where she taught for 33 years. She was devoted to her family, and enjoyed reading and working jigsaw puzzles.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mike Crouse of Welch; two sons, Joe Crouse and wife Stephanie, and Jimmy Crouse all of Welch; her grandchildren, Michael, Marissa and Kaden; her special 2nd Mom, Mildred Ward of Iaeger; and special friends, Shirley Hillyer of Clintwood, VA, Liz Adkins of Shady Spring, Phyllis Rice of Iaeger, Mindy Nobles of Premier, as well as the rest of her Welch Elementary School family.
It was Cathy's wish to be cremated and her family has honored her wish, and there will be no visitation or viewing.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, February 24 at Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stewart St.,Welch with Rev. Chuck Hammond officiating.
If you would like to remember Cathy, please feel free to make a contribution to the Anderson Memorial Presbyterian Church or to the McDowell County Public Library. The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the Crouse family.
Published on February 20, 2018
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