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Barbara Jane (Hess) Crook

March 25, 1931 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Barbara Crook Obituary

COLUMBIANA – Barbara Jane Crook, 92, of Columbiana, passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Barbara was born in Cleveland on March 25, 1931, a daughter of Allen and Nellie (Merrell) Hess.  A 1949 graduate of Fairfield High School, she married George W. Crook on January 11, 1952.  Barbara was a lifelong area resident and a member of the East Fairfield United Methodist Church for over 70 years.  She worked as a librarian for 30 years at the Columbiana Public Library.  After retirement, she continued to work at Parks Garden Center.

   Barbara enjoyed reading, card-making and volunteering at her church.  She also enjoyed gardening and she was known as a Master Gardener.  Barbara belonged to the Rose Society, Herb Guild, Hosta Society and the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township.

Barbara is survived by her husband George; her daughter Ann Peters of Columbiana; four grandchildren Chessie (Mark) Navyac of Columbiana, Angela (Matt) Gephart of Worthington, OH, Devan (Angela) Peters and Ray (Emily) Crook, both of Powell, OH; and seven great grandchildren Garrett and Bryce Navyac, Sophia, Davis and Camille Peters, and Everly and Sadie Gephart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Mark Crook, daughter-in-law Kris Crook, son-in-law Dewayne Peters and two brothers Thomas and James Hess.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2023, at 2:00 pm at East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 45675 SR 558, New Waterford, with Pastor Lisa Courtwright officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barbara’s memory to East Fairfield United Methodist Church, 45675 SR 558, New Waterford, OH, 44445, or Fix the Stix, c/o The Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township, 10 E. Park Ave., Columbiana, OH  44408.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

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Memorial Service
July 2, 2023

2:00 PM
East Fairfield United Methodist Church
45675 SR 558
New Waterford, OH 44445


East Fairfield United Methodist Church
45675 SR 558, New Waterford OH 44445

Fix the Sticks c/o City of Columbiana
28 W. Friend Street, Columbiana OH 44408


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