Grace J. Crouse

PERRYSBURG – Grace J. Crouse, 80, of Route 39, Perrysburg, NY, passed away Monday (March 4, 2013) at Mercy Hospital.

She was born March 15, 1932 in Cottage, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph and Doris (Mosher) Smith.

Mrs. Crouse had been employed as a therapy aide at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Pine Valley Rough Riders Horse Club and the South Dayton United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Crouse was married to John C. Crouse Jr., who predeceased her in July 1998.

Survivors include five daughters, Sharon (Gordie) Rogers of Dunnsville, KY, Linda (Rick) Noecker of Perrsyburg, NY, Teri (Dan) Borowski of Perrysburg, NY, Debbie (Jack) Wells of Gowanda, NY and Jackie (Gary) Bode of Flower Mound, TX; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grand children; four brothers, Loran Smith of Gowanda, NY, Paul (Ruthann) Smith of Cherry Creek, NY, Carl Smith and Raymond Smith, both of Cottage, NY; a sister, Betty Shellenbarger of Cottage, NY; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Cottage Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Perrysburg Volunteer Fire Department of the South Dayton United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY.