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June 14, 1933 May 20, 2018
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Mr. Winson Lester Crow, age 84, of Clever, Missouri, passed away in his home with his family at his side, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was born on June 14, 1933 in Wadsworth, Illinois, the son of Joseph Lester and Catherine Louise (Schmidt) Crow.

Winson proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

He was united in marriage on May 24, 1954 to Ermilee Arndt.

Winson loved spending time with his wife and family; and enjoyed working with bees and collecting their honey. He was also known for his corny jokes.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katie Lynn Crow; a great grandson, Trinton Andrew Kerley; his parents; and a sister, Carolyn Switzer.

Winson is survived by his wife of just a few days shy of 64 years, Ermilee; three children and their spouses, Avery and Christine Crow, Dwight and Juanita Crow, and Anita and James Vonallmen; ten grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two sisters, Lorna Thorn and Faye Schmalfus; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other extended family and friends.

Cremation was under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Graveside services conducted by the family will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, in Smart Cemetery, Billings, Missouri, with military honors. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Smart Cemetery Association, 391 Smart Road, Billings, MO 65610. Online condolences may be shared on this website, at

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