Margaret Ellen Crust, 89 of Archie, Missouri was called home on Monday, January 10th 2022.
Ellen was born on August 24th 1932 to Reece and Mabel (French) Gross. She was a lifelong resident of Archie where she attended Archie School all 12 years graduating in 1950. She was a member of the Archie United Methodist Church and was the oldest member at the time of her passing. She had been a Sunday School teacher, PTA member, room mother and numerous other positions.
She was a founding member of the Archie Funfest and Archie Tractor Pull and was always giving back to the community.
After graduation she played on the women’s semi-pro basketball team “The Green Waves”. She later moved to Kansas City and worked at the City National Bank.
On May 3rd 1953 she was united in marriage to Arch Willard Crust. She worked with him on the farm and drawing floor plans for the houses and buildings that he built, she was a housekeeper and mother of two sons Jerry and Jim. She also worked for her parents at the Archie State Bank and was also the tax collector for the Austin township.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents- Reece and Mabel Gross and her sister Mary.
She is survived by her husband Willard of the home. Her sons Jerry Crust/Lisa of Columbia, MO, Jim Crust/Amy of Archie, MO. 2 grandchildren Jessica Roberts/Charles and their children Ayden, Greyson, Benjamin, and Emma of St. Louis, MO, Jacob Crust/Ally and their children Nolan, Franklin and George of St. Louis, MO. 2 step grandchildren David Hill of New York and Veronica Foley/Kevin of Columbia, MO. 3 nephews, and a host of family and friends.
The family will receive friends Friday, January 14, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City, Missouri.