November 15, 1921 – December 28, 2013
Evelyn Rose Crown, 92, of Ankeny went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 28, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, as a result of a fall.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday January 3, 2014 at Ankeny Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.
A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., January 2, 2014 also at the Church.
Evelyn was born November 15, 1921 to Lowell and Minnie (Larson) Heath in Sparta, MI. She graduated from Sparta High School in 1939, and then attended Moody Bible Institute. On November 1, 1942 she married Francis Austin Crown. The Lord led them into pastoral ministry together, and allowed them to serve churches in Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, and Washington.
Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her children; Barbara (Tony) Haley, Timothy (Carolyn) Crown, Karen (George) Houghton, David (Linda) Crown, Pamela (Timothy) Schmerse, and Becky Crown; her brother, Lowell, and sister, Sandy; 14 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, her parents, and sisters; Virginia, Doris, and Mary; brothers, Gordon (Bud) and Paul (Pete)
Memorials may be given to Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.
Evelyn was a resident at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny for the past 8 years. Her family appreciates the loving care she received.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com