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!


Condolence & Memory Journal

Something told me to look this obituary up this morning. Oh, how I adored Marie. Donald, of course, was my boyfriend. My sister Patty saw her more often than I, but she was family to my family. In fact, she and Donald helped my folks elope. And if you never heard the story of her crawling out her bedroom window to meet up with sorry.
I could use a raisin pie right now, Marie. So sorry to hear this news, but I know she had a great life with a wonderful family and friends. My sympathy to you all. Diann (Hill) Adamson/Daughter of Dortha and Eddie Hill

Posted by Diann Adamson - Glendale, CA   June 02, 2016

My name is Patricia McNamara my grandmother, Katie KELLY was Marie's Aunt. Sarah was Katues sister.

Posted by A friend   March 28, 2016

Judy and Bridget,
I would love to send a card. I do not have your address. I am so sorry Marie passed. She and your dad were treasures to us. Our deepest sympathy.
Please send your address.
My email is:
Joan and Bruce McCallum

Posted by Joan McCallum - New Berlin, WI   March 16, 2016

So sorry Judy and Larry for the loss of your Mother. Love and prayers sent to you and your family.

Posted by Lois Massey - Cape Coral, FL - Friend   March 03, 2016

Dear Judy and family,
What we remember most about Marie was her always cheerful nature and her kind and warm personna. What a long life she was blessed to have.
Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Larry, and family.
Amos and Mary Miller

Posted by mary and amos Miller - Green Valley, AZ   March 02, 2016

Judy, Larry, Brig and Family,

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time! What a beautiful soul heaven has gained! She leaves a wonderful legacy in each of you: faith, family and love. Thank you for sharing someone so special with us during our time in Iowa.

You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Sara, Mike, Katy and Nick Blume

Posted by Sara Blume - Friend   March 02, 2016

Just for your information Donna was married to Paul Red Shaffer. This is the connection with Marie. We want to send our condolences to Marie's family.
Donna had fond memories of Marie. She was a wonderful Lady.
Ken and Donna Shaffer McConaughy

Posted by Ken and Donna McConaughy - Lisbon, IA - Friend   March 01, 2016

I didn't know Marie well, I believe I met her once at a recent reunion, but Connie Colony reminded me of her wonderful and gentle soul. May God give her eternal rest and your family the strength to bear her departure.
Harold Goodrich, son of Charles & Eunice Goodrich
Mt. Vernon

Posted by Harold Goodrich - Mount Vernon, IA - Family   March 01, 2016


We were so sad to hear of Marie's passing and give our deepest sympathies to the family.
God Bless,
Roger & Marvel Titone and Gretchen Daniels

Posted by Marvel - Cosgrove, IA - Friend   February 28, 2016

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