Date Of BirthSep-06-1942
Date of deathMay-17-2017
A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, 116 W Pierce Street with a short prayer service following at 8:00pm.
Joyce A. Crobbe, age74 of Maple Park passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Joyce was born into this world Wednesday, September 16, 1942 at her home in Maple Park, the daughter of Spainer C. and Ruth E. (Snyder) Pearson.: She grew up in Maple Park and attended local schools. Joyce was also proud to have been a member of the Girl Scouts. She graduated from Kaneland High School in 1960. Joyce dated a young man from Maple Park, Roland “Butch” Crobbe, all the way through high school. Butch and Joyce were united in marriage on June 1, 1960 at the Geneva United Methodist Church. These high school sweethearts would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in just a few short weeks. Joyce and Butch never lived more than a few blocks away from the house Joyce was born in, in Maple Park. Their first home was one block south from her family home, next was three blocks further south. Finally she and Butch settled in their current home on the corner of Main Street and Liberty only three houses down from Joyce’s childhood home Joyce was a proud and happy homemaker for the majority of her life. She enjoyed being home with her children, babysitting her grandchildren great grandchildren and even occasionally watched over some of the neighborhood kids. Before Joyce and Butch had children, she worked for the Wurlitzer Piano Company in DeKalb. Joyce worked there until their first child, Vicki, was born. She stayed home full time until after her second child, Keith was old enough to go to school. Joyce worked part time for Dad’s Hardware in Maple Park, then at Farm and Fleet in DeKalb for a number of years. She then went to work at Tom’s Country Store in Maple Park. All the while Joyce served as treasurer of the Maple Park United Methodist Church and of course enjoyed taking care of her family. Joyce was a proud lifelong member the Maple Park United Methodist serving as, trustee and on the church board for many years.: She enjoyed putting puzzles together and working on crossword puzzles. Joyce and Butch looked forward to their winters in Texas for the last 16 years. Aside from Texas they loved to travel the country and the world. Most importantly her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She leaves behind her loving husband; Roland “Butch,” one daughter; Vicki (Dan) Harris, a son; Keith (Jennifer) Crobbe, four grandchildren; Amanda Harris, Melissa Harris, Danielle (Jay) Valdez and Ben Crobbe, three great grandchildren; Alivia, Izaiah and Arianna and three sisters; Inez (Rob) Keneway, Joan Haug and Janet Lenschow.: Joyce now joins her parents, one brother; Richard “Dick” Pearson, her mother and father-in-law; Slim and Edith Crobbe and one sister-in-law; Cindy Crobbe. A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm at the Conley Funeral Home in Elburn, 116 W Pierce Street with a short prayer service following at 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in their name to benefit: Checks may be made to the “Joyce Crobbe Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.