Mom known for church work, friendships, art
Carolyn Croushore was the person everyone called when they needed help, said her daughter Bethany Myers.
For her church, for artwork or for family gatherings, they dialed her.
“If they needed someone for crafts (at church), they'd call her. If they needed someone to pick a particular color, they called her,” Myers said.
“She was certainly part of a very large extended family, the one everybody called,” she added.
Carolyn Hurst Croushore of Ingram died Sunday, April 21, 2013, in her home. She was 77.
She was active in United Presbyterian Church in Ingram, as an elder, chairwoman of the financial and memorial committees, and Ladies Aid.
She was a member of the Ingram Historical Society and was an election officer. Her passions included art, antiques, reading, history and bridge.
She was a painter, a potter and stained glass artist.
“I think she loved the creativity,” said daughter Lynn Croushore Berry. “She loved making pretty things.”
Mrs. Croushore often held birthday parties for her children or other relatives with a theme-park motif.
“She was a warm and loving person ... always upbeat,” said Myers.
Mrs. Croushore's paintings and stained glass windows are in several homes, her daughters said.
“People will have a lot of items to remember her,” Myers said.
In his three weeks as pastor of the Ingram church, the Rev. Aaron Teter said he heard parishioners speak highly of Mrs. Croushore.
“What I do know was, she was very well respected, well received in the church,” he said. “She had many friends in different circles. She was a woman others were able to connect with.”
She is survived by her husband, Gerald C. Croushore; children, Lynn (David Ward) Croushore Berry and Bethany (Jeff) Myers; a grandson, Nathan Myers, and a brother, Herbert M. (Gail) Hurst.
Hershberger-Stover Inc. Funeral Home, 170 Noble Ave., Crafton, is handling arrangements.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday in United Presbyterian Church, 30 W. Prospect Ave., Ingram.
Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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