CHARLES OTIS CROWDIS
Charles Otis Crowdis, son of John Jefferson Crowdis and Icel May (Lantz) Crowdis was born in Reger, MO on August 22, 1930. He passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at 90 years old.
In 1953 he was united in marriage to Martha Lorene Tolle, who survives him of the home. Other survivors are: a daughter, Mary Jessen and husband Rick of Chillicothe, MO; a son, Carl Crowdis and wife Gena of Rosehill, KS; a daughter, Carol Levengood and husband John of Clermont, FL; six grandchildren, Steven and Christy Jessen, Aaron Jessen, Melody Levengood, Danielle Levengood, Creston and Julie Crowdis, Timothy and Katie Crowdis, Sara and Kyle Engels, and Julia Crowdis; 9 great grandchildren, Drew and Aubrey Jessen, Courtney Jessen, Quincey Jessen, Madison Jessen, Harlan Crowdis, Forrest Levengood, Everleigh Crowdis, Carter Crowdis, and Zaida Engels.
He served during the Korean War; he was a Corporal First Class in the Army Engineering Corp. All of his life he was a farmer on his family farm near Humphreys, MO. Charles enjoyed farming and his dairy cows. He had one special dog (Snowball) that he absolutely loved. Even though he was in a wheel chair for thirty years he enjoyed sitting on the front porch with Martha and enjoying nature.
Charles was the song leader for years at the Galt Baptist Church in Galt, MO. He attended the Mt. Zion Christian Church at the time of his passing. Charles loved to sing and testify about Jesus everywhere he went. Charles and Martha would sing at several nursing homes in the area. Charles loved the Lord and everyone he met he would ask them if they were saved. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather.
A graveside service for Charles will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Schrock Cemetery, South of Milan. Friends may call any time after 10:30 AM Friday at Schoene- Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan, the family will be present from 4:00 to 5:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt.