September 24, 1962 - February 12, 2022
Jean Crabtree, 59, formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Grundy Care Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Counsell Woodley Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. She will be laid to rest at the Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Counsell Woodley Funeral Home of Iowa Falls is caring for Jean and her family. Jean Elizabeth Crabtree (or known by her parents as Jeanie) was born on September 24, 1962 in the Popejoy Alden area to Melvin Dezell and Pearl Elizabeth (Thornton) Crabtree. Jean lived at home as a young child until she went to live in a group home in Eldora, Iowa. She was moved to Nevada, Iowa for a time and then moved to the children’s ward in the Black Hawk County Health Facility in Waterloo, Iowa, where she attended the River Hills School. (It was one of the hardest decisions her parents had to make, but they brought her home a lot on visits.) Around the age of twenty-one Jean was moved to a group home at 101 Kelly’s Court in Forest City, Iowa where she lived the rest of her life. Jean participated in the Iowa Special Olympics and received ribbons and medals. She enjoyed going for car rides with her parents, field trips, the local fair, shopping trips and visits to the homes of staff members. She loved animals, children, Mountain Dew, Culver’s fish sandwich and strawberry shakes. She also loved spicy foods and shoe shopping like her mom. She enjoyed music, especially her dad playing the piano, TV shows like the Golden Girls and she enjoyed the Grotto of West Bend with her family when she was a child and then later on as an adult with her Forest City family. She was loved by many and will be missed. Jean Elizabeth Crabtree is survived by her siblings: Jerald L. (Phyllis) Peet, Rose M. (Myron) Meester and Teri A. (Kris) Kinney as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her Forest City group home family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Pearl Crabtree; paternal grandparents, Grace and Dezell Crabtree; maternal grandparents, William and Opal Thornton and a niece, Talasia Meester.
Jean Crabtree, 59, formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the Grundy Care Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, February 17, 2022 at the Counsell Woodley Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. She will be laid... View Obituary & Service Information
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