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Glen L. Crowell

May 21, 1920 November 24, 2009
Glen L. Crowell
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EATON, OH – Glen L. Crowell, age 89, of Eaton, OH passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at the Greenbriar Nursing Center, Eaton, OH. He was born May 21, 1920 in Eaton to the late Homer and Elsie (Pitsinger) Crowell. Glen was a WWII Navy Veteran who served on the USS Saratoga from 1940-1946; he was a lifetime member of the Eaton Church of the Brethren where he served as past treasurer and was a member of the church choir and quartet; was former mayor of the City of Eaton from 1968 to 1969; Glen served on the Board of Directors for the Preble Co. National Bank from 1978 to 1990; was a member of the Eaton Chamber of Commerce, serving on the board of directors; served as past treasurer of the Preble County Fair; was a member of the V.F.W. Post #8066, Eaton, OH; was a member of several camping groups including the WOW, Preble Little Turtles, S.W.O.R.D.S., Roamin’ Ramblers, and the Culture Vultures; he sang locally and nationally in several Barbershop Choruses and Quartets; Glen was also a local accountant and financial advisor, retiring in 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife June E. Crowell, who passed away in August of 2001; daughter Susan Melzer, who passed away in September of 2004; and his brother Forrest Crowell. He is survived by his daughter Beverly J. Crowell of Scottsburg, IN; daughter and son-in-law Janet E. and Clarence “Buster” Eby of West Alexandria, OH; son-in-law Jerome Melzer of Eaton, OH; grandchildren Beth Miller, Jennifer Koehl, Marc Melzer, Amy Fugate and Amanda Arnett; 10 great grandchildren; sister Marjorie Kinder of Richmond, IN; brother and sister-in-law Donald and Connie Crowell of Eaton, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 28, 2009 at the Eaton Church of the Brethren, 813 Camden Road, Eaton, OH with the Rev. Martin Peacock and Rev. Stan Van Ausdal officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, OH with full military honors provided by the Preble County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M on Friday, November 27, 2009 at the church and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420 or the Eaton Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com

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