Margaret Lou “Peggy” Crouch, 86, died Monday morning September 9, 2019 at Sugar Creek Rest in Chicora, following the progression of a long term illness.
She was born on December 6, 1932 in West Winfield to Paul and Kathryn (Savage) Sasse.
She had been a classy lady who liked to dress up and look her best. She had worked as a makeup artist and consultant at Merle Norman cosmetics. She enjoyed baking (especially cakes), cooking, shopping, stage shows, the holidays, and spending time with her family and friends.
She lived in Butler for many years, and had previously lived in Jacksonville, FL where she had owned and operated her own business in the JAX Int’l Airport, selling insurance and exchanging foreign currency for travelers. She had also lived in Maryland, and Germany, where her husband, Robert B. Crouch, Sr. was stationed during his career Army service. They wed on July 3, 1954 and remained married for 40 years until Robert’s untimely death on September 10, 1994. They had two children, a son, Robert B. Crouch, Jr. (Joyce) of Ohio, and a daughter, Robin D. Crouch Hatten of Florida. Peggy also had two daughters from her prior marriage, Marsha R. Criley Brown (Robert) of Chicora, and Darla A. Criley Pringle of Jacksonville, FL.
Peggy is also survived by her loving granddaughter, Nikki Lohr, four other granddaughters, two grandsons, one great granddaughter, two great grandsons, one sister, Mary Sims of Worthington, one brother, Gary L. Sasse of Sarver, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Peggy was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Burrows and Carol Tosi, one brother, Allen “Deter” Sasse, and one great granddaughter.
Special thanks to Cheryl Shuler of Butler and the staff at Sugar Creek Rest.
A memorial service will be held in Peggy’s honor at the Young Funeral Home, 127 West Jefferson St., Butler on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be private.