Louis T. Crowe Jr.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Louis T. Crowe Jr., 85, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada. He was born April 14, 1926, in Pittsburg, Kan., to Louis Turner Crowe Sr. and Margaret Frasco Crowe. He married Lois Curless on Feb. 14, 1951, in Liberal, Mo., and she survives of the home.

Louis grew up in Pittsburg, Kan., and graduated from Pittsburg High School. At the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy and served for three years during World War II. He served on the USS Rawlins for two years and later on the USS Missouri at the time the Peace Treaty with Japan was signed. Following the service, he lived in Odessa, Mo., where he owned and operated a movie theatre. In 1958, he and a partner built and owned the Capri Bowl in Nevada which he operated until 1983.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Lois, include three children, Nick Crowe and his wife, Katie, Napa, Calif., Michelle Reiling and her husband, Richard, Independence, Mo., and Michael Crowe and his wife, Mary Ann, Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Patrick Crowe, Michael Crowe Jr., Mary Crowe, Sara Crowe, Melissa Crean, Madison Reiling, Reece Reiling, Mackenzie Reiling and Cory Reiling. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Margaret Mary.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating.

Those who wish may contribute to the Louis and Lois Crowe Scholarship Fund at Nevada High School in care of Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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