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Bertha Irene "Bert" Crews

March 4, 1934 - January 12, 2021

Bertha Irene “Bert” Crews, 86 of Wellsville, OH passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Brookdale Salem following a lengthy illness.

Bert was born in Wellsville on March 4, 1934, the daughter of the late Charles Grindle and Anna Lucella McFall Grindle.  She was a graduate of Wellsville High School Class of 1951.

Bert married the love of her life, James W “Jim” Crews on February 7, 1953.  In 1959, Jim and Bert established Crews Home Improvements.  Bert was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville and later a member of Sacred Heart Church.  Over the years, Bert belonged to several clubs such as: Arts Club, Town and Country Card Club, and Bunco Club.

Left behind to cherish her memory are: her loving husband of 67 years and 11 months, Jim Crews; her five children: James W “Jim” (Kathie) Crews II, Chuck (Karen) Crews, Brenda (Paul) Kish, Amy (Jim) Brown, and Mike (Shawna) Crews.  Bert also leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Kristie Crews (Troy) Swafford, Jessica Crews Beaver, Andrew Crews, Ashley Crews, Michael (Sarah) Brown, Nathan (Kate) Kish, Hannah Crews (Justin) Boley, Scott (Marissa) Brown, Daniel (Katie) Kish, and Haley Crews; four great-grandchildren: Elena, Adalynn, Samuel, and Levi.  She also leaves behind her special friends Ron and Nancy Dailey as well as many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Bert was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Kathie, and her three sisters:  Marilyn Swearingen, Loretta Kiddey, and Charla Mouse.

The Crews family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Brookdale and Community Hospice, as well as Bert’s “Special Angel” Beth Myers.

No visitation or services will be observed at this time.  Donations in memory of Bert can be made to: Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH  44663.

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Avenue SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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