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Cynthia Anne Crooks, 69, a resident of Churubusco and wife of David L. Crooks, passed away at 4:41 p.m. Friday April 22, 2011, at Parkview Hospital from a short illness.
Mrs. Crooks was born in Fort Wayne July 23, 1941, a daughter to Howard W. and Margaret (Neher) Wilson. She spent her formative years in Churubusco where she graduated from Churubusco High School in 1959.
On Sept. 12, 1960 she was married in Churubusco, to David L. Crooks of Churubusco, where she spent all of her married life. She spent a period in Springfield, Ohio with her husband, moving back to Churubusco in 2002 following his retirement. She was involved with Cub and Girl Scouts with her children and had worked at the former Patâ€™s CafÃ© in Churubusco and delivered The Post & Mail for 17 years.
The surviving relatives include her husband, David L.; four sons, Christopher Crooks of Fort Wayne, David (Cassandra) Crooks Jr. of Fort Wayne, Robert (Tammy) Crooks of Columbia City, and Patrick Crooks of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Diana Hoffman of Columbia City and Margaret Crooks of Churubusco; a sister, Pamela Hinrich of Churubusco; six brothers, James L. (Ann) Wilson of Decatur, Carl A. (Bonnie) Wilson of Larwill, Kenneth E. (Lana) Wilson of Pierceton, Keith E. Wilson of Pierceton, John H. (Cheri) Wilson of Spencerville and Kevin P. (Sharon) Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a former sonâ€“in-law, Kenneth Hoffman, Jr. of Columbia City.
Mrs. Crooks was preceded in death by her parents.
The funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, with Rev. Corinne K. Boruff, pastor of Churubusco United Methodist Church, officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials should be directed to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association. To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Crooks memory, log onto www.sheetsandchilds.net.