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Frances Marian “Krispy” Crosby Wolke

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 07:07 AM

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wolkeFrances Marian “Krispy” Crosby Wolke, of Atascadero, Calif., formally from Waynesboro, Va., passed away at the age of 94 on Jan. 2, 2019.

Krispy was born in Grove City, on Feb. 18, 1924 to father, William Holmes Crosby, and mother, Frances Irene Forrester Crosby. Krispy was raised in Oil City, Pa., along with her siblings, William (Bill), Forrester (Foss), and Margaret Ann (Marney). Krispy also spent many days in the company of her Uncles and Aunts on her grandparents’ farm (William James Forrester and Margaret May Shay) in Grove City.

Krispy married Richard (Dick) William Wolke from Cleveland, Ohio at her Oil City family home on Aug. 2, 1942. Her adult married life was spent as the spouse of a General Electric Engineer and Executive. Dick and Krispy began their GE life in Schenectady, New York and eventually moved to Waynesboro, Va., in the Shenandoah Valley where they later retired. During her marriage and adult life, Krispy and Dick parented Richard Crosby, Raymond William, Frances Irene and Daniel Holmes, along with other family and friends.

Krispy was an active Community Volunteer in many organizations throughout her life. She was an artist and avid gardener. Krispy and Dick had a love of dance, and they backpacked throughout the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son Richard C.; along with her parents; two brothers, and sister.
Krispy is survived by her “big” brother-in-law Richard Wood (Marney); Sister-in- Law Naomi Crosby (Bill); Children -Raymond (Donna), Frances Coughlin (Thomas), Daniel (Darlene), Cousin John Crosby (Karen), Henrick Boserup (Melinda), 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren and many nieces/nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127 Center St, or any local nonprofit of your choice.

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