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Richard Norton Crouse

March 21, 1930 — January 16, 2021

Richard Norton Crouse, 90, of Covington passed away at 4:43 P. M. Saturday January 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born March 21, 1930 at home south of Covington IN the son of Carl V. and Zola Mae (Smith) Crouse.

Richard was a resident of Covington most of his life, except eleven years he lived at North Fort Myers FL.  He was a 1948 graduate of Perrysville High School and served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955.  He was a member of Covington United Methodist Church.  He was formerly a member of VFW, American Legion and Masonic lodge.

Richard had owned Crouse Orchards south of Covington and a co-owner of C & D Wheel Horse with Mark Dinsmore.  He operated Crouse Exterminating in North Fort Myers, FL.  He was the Sexton of Mount Hope Cemetery for many years.

Richard married Ann E. Servies June 9, 1950 at Covington United Methodist Church.  Ann died November 8, 2015.  He is survived by a daughter Jayne Ann (Lonnie) Gawthorp of Veedersburg, and a son Thomas Richard Crouse of Covington; two grandsons, Brian Walter (Kayla) Gassaway of Anderson,  SC; and Andrew Scott (Miranda) Gassaway of Kingman, IN; four great grandchildren, Mackinzie, Tenley, Lexi, and Mac Gassaway; several nieces and nephews.

Private family services at 3:00 P. M. Wednesday January 20, 2021 at Shelby Funeral Home with Brian Gassaway officiating.  Public graveside services following in in his beloved Mount Hope Cemetery.  Military services by the Air Force and Veedersburg American Legion.  Due to Covind-19 everyone shall wear a mask and observe social distancing.  Condolences to the family:

Funeral Service

Shelby Funeral Home

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932

Private Family Funeral Services

Directions Graveside Service

Mt. Hope Cemetery

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Stringtown Road
Covington, Indiana 47932

Public Graveside Services

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