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Obituary for Joanna Gayle Crouch (Walters)

Joanna Gayle Crouch, age 92, formerly of Joplin, passed away on Monday April 19, 2021 at Canoe Brook Assisted Living in Catoosa, OK, following a long-fulfilled life.

Joanna was born on April 5, 1929 in Galena, KS, the daughter of the late Frank Edgar Walters and Sophia Kizziar (Wisdom) Walters. She was born in Galena, Kansas and lived most of her adult life in Joplin, Missouri. She married John Edward Crouch on December 31, 1947 at First Baptist Church in Duenweg, Missouri and they were blessed with two sons. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a past member of Forest Park Baptist Church. She worked a few years as the cafeteria manager at East Junior High School.

She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Crouch on August 31, 2018, sisters Bonnie Dean Walters September 12, 1938 and Nina Katheryn (Walters) Avery July 5, 2005. Joanna is survived by two sons, Gayle Lee Crouch and wife Janis, Oklahoma City, OK, and Kenneth John Crouch and wife Shirley, Catoosa, OK; one sister June Ernestine (Walters) Morse of California; six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Stone Cemetery near Diamond, MO. Randy Wilson, Minister will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.