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Obits > 1964 - Roy Ephram Crook

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 17, 1964 - Friday, pg 6
Roy E. Crook Rites Conducted Thursday
Prophetstown: - Funeral service for Roy Ephram Crook, 82, former Whiteside County Sheriff, and a descendant of Prophetstown's first white settler, Asa Crook, were held Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the Gardner Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. Nelson Chasteen of The First Congregational Church officiated, and burial was in the Riverside Cemetery of Prophetstown.
Mrs. Lyle Dingman was at the chapel organ.
Serving as pallbearers were Eldon Blair, Anton Gibson, Roscoe Mathis, Henry Oberle, Frank Lanphere and Roibert Maxfield.
Mrs. Frank Lanphere, Mrs. Douglas Draper and Mrs. Eldon Blair were in charlge of the floral tributes, assisted by the Hillcreast Greenhouse.
[Note: Roy is really Royal E. Crook, son of Nathan & Flora Crook, grandson of Asa Crook. His name is listed on the CROOK family headstone in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo. His dob is inscribed in stone as 1881 but no death date listed. I will look for his stone in the Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown]

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