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Delores Jean Crosby
(February 25, 1932 - July 21, 2014)

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Delores Jean Crosby

Delores Jean (DePriest) Crosby, age 82 of rural Sutherland, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home. Delores was born February 25, 1932 in North Platte, Nebraska, the daughter of Donald DePriest and Lenora Wilson. She was raised in North Platte until she moved to Sutherland when she was in the sixth grade. She graduated from Sutherland High School in 1950 and attended one year of business school at North Platte Business School. Delores married George Elery Crosby on April 13, 1951 in St. Paul, Nebraska. To this union four daughters were born. They lived south of Sutherland on the family farm and Delores worked various jobs in Sutherland before accepting the position of Food Service Manager at Sutherland Public Schools. Delores was employed by the Sutherland Public Schools from 1970-1995. After her retirement, she and George began caring for their great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Sutherland United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women (Church Choir), Lily of the Valley Garden Club, TeamMates Mentoring Program, Booster Club (Admiral Award Winner.) She was actively involved in her children’s, grand children’s and great-grand children’s events. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening, sewing, puzzles, brazilin embroidering, and music. Preceding her in death were her parents Donald DePriest and Lenora Wilson; her mother and father in-law Edgar and LaVon Crosby; son-in-law Earl E. Roberts Jr.; and grandson Ryan Justin Rasby Survivors include her husband George and four daughters: Georgina (Late Earl) Roberts and their children Tim and Billie Fear (Tyler, and Bailee), Joseph and Stacy Cravatt (Jalyne, Haeven, and Tayton Schuster), Marty and Marlo Roberts (Morgan Simpson, Mason, and Mataya); Cindy Crosby and her children; Trampas Osborne (Hunter), Andy and Elery Hoban (Teghan), Wylie and Dana Osborne (Berkeley and Cohen); Randy and Janie Rasby, Shane and Jessica Rasby (Story, Shaydyn, Caydence, and Camry) Brook Lyn (Gunnar and Lainey) Mark and Aliscia Benes (Braden, Brant, Brogan, Brielle, and Brinklee) Chase and Keri (Corbyn); Brent and Judy Wever, Andy Henson and Britney (Brycen), Courtney Wever, sister-in-law Mim Crosby and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sutherland United Methodist church or Great Plains Health Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. The family has chosen cremation and a memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday July 29, 2014 in Sutherland at the United Methodist Church with Reverend Kola Akinnigbagbe officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Monday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

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