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Melissa Anne Crow

July 13, 1973 October 8, 2015
Melissa Anne Crow
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Obituary for Melissa Anne Crow

Melissa Anne Crow, 42, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, in the Ed & Joan Hemphill Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brave battle with cancer.

   Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Ivan Nienhaus as Celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 12, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home, Vinton. Committal services will be held in Keystone Cemetery, Keystone, Iowa.

   Melissa was born July 13, 1973, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Rodney Lee Crow and Kathy Rae Walton. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1991. Melissa worked for Amana Refrigeration and at English Valley Care Center in North English.

   Melissa was a social butterfly and loved visiting with people. She enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, bowling, camping, flowers and landscaping. Her world revolved around her children.

   Melissa is survived by her parents, Rodney (Cindy) Crow of Luzerne and Kathy Walton of Shellsburg; two sons: Kyle Stephen Allie and Lucas Spencer Allie, both of North English; one daughter, Mason Nicole Allie of North English; one brother, James Crow of Keystone; one sister, Monica Crow of Cedar Rapids; grandmothers Marlys Floyd and Hazel Walton; uncle Jeff Floyd; aunt Becky Pippert; aunt and uncle Jim and Laurie Walton; niece Breanna Barnes; many other aunts, uncles and cousins; and her beloved dog, Puppy.

   She was preceded in death by her grandparents: James Floyd, Ernest and Adeline Crow and Raymond Walton; and her step-father, Michael Cohrt.

   Memorials may be directed to the Guardian Angel Program for Melissa’s caregivers on the 5th floor at St. Luke’s Hospital. Mail to: St. Luke’s Foundation, Guardian Angel Program P.O. Box 3026, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-9927. Please note “5th Floor” in the Memo section of your check.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2015, at the funeral home
Interment: Keystone Cemetery, Keystone, Iowa


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