Leoza Mae Crow

Leoza Mae Crow, 89, of Jefferson City, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14, 1930 in Kaskaskia, Illinois, a daughter of the late Floyd and Pearl (Cassoutt) Abell. She was united in marriage to Dorsey L. Crow on May 9, 1949, in Witts Springs, Arkansas. She was the Valedictorian of her 1948 graduating class from St. Genevieve High School. She later graduated with a degree in nursing from Southern Baptist College (Williams Baptist College) in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, where she was also Valedictorian. Central to her life was the love and devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a faithful partner in her husband's ministry until his passing. She taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Leoza was a devoted nurse who worked in her profession from 1948 until her retirement in 2003. She loved to garden and enjoyed cooking and canning. She also enjoyed playing piano, singing, reading, quilting, crocheting, walking, and playing card/board games with family and friends. Most of all she loved her children and grandchildren and the memories they made together. She is survived by her children: Jerry Crow (Margaret), Myra Tolliver (David) and Bill Crow (Debbie); siblings: Zelda Boland (Glen) and James Abell (Karen); sister-in-law: Genevieve Abell; grandchildren: Sonia, Shawn, Christina (Andrew), Amy (Tom), Jennifer (Ryan), Courtney (Zachariah), Terra Jo (Calvin), and Adam (Kayla); great-grandchildren: Seraphina, December, Kyle, Samantha, William, Michael, Aubrey, Levi, Jordan, Tai, Camilla, Chase, Salvatore, and Delphia. Leoza was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years: Dorsey L. Crow; siblings: Ilene Blanford, William Floyd Abell Jr. and Warren Abell Sr. Services celebrating Leoza's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at

Published April 5, 2020