Marie C. Crow

  • Born: February 17, 1915
  • Died: February 26, 2016
  • Location: Oxford, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marie C. Crow, 101 of rural Oxford, died at the home of her daughter's just down the road from her farm, Friday evening, February 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Marie's memory to the Windham Community Church or Iowa City Hospice. Online condolences can be shared with Marie's family through the funeral home website @

Marie Catherine Curry was born February 17, 1915, in rural Johnson County, Iowa the daughter of John and Sarah (Duffy) Curry. Growing up near Cosgrove, she attended and graduated from Cosgrove High School with the Class of 1934. Marie married Donald E. "Coonie" Crow on her birthday, February 17, 1938 in Dubuque, Iowa. The couple had been married over 69 years before his death on July 29, 2007.

She and her husband only knew the farming way of life, good hard work, strong faith in their God, support your neighbors, and love your family and friends. Marie lived this daily, she was the caregiver to her parents, her siblings, and later to her husband, never leaving their sides. She loved the farm life, her chickens, gardening, cooking and baking--counting her many blessings and thanking God for all. Marie and Donald were lifelong members of the Windham Community Church. She was a longtime Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, there for every ice cream social, church potluck, and so much more; always willing to help and give of herself without seeking anything in return, that was our Marie.

Her family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry Seaton; granddaughter, Brigitte Olson (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Jack, Katie and Rachel Olson; step-granddaughters, Keeley Carter(Rick) and Trish Seaton; and step-great granddaughters, Hailey and Lia Carter; sisters-in-law, Aileen Costillo, Ada Crow, Helen Day and Helen Crow; and many nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Leonard and Arietta Curry, Cyril "Mick" Curry, and Cletus "Jake" Curry and step grandson Nick Seaton.

Marie's family would like to share their sincere gratitude and love for Marie's niece, Shirley Schmidt, dear friend, Helen Schulte, and all at Iowa City Hospice for all they have done for not only Marie but her family through all of these days, we will never forget you!