|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1925|
|Death: ||Jan. 30, 2007|
Crystal Virginia Ames, daughter of Dallas Bernard and Ethel Violet Peterman Howes, was born, March 22, 1925 in Bedford, Iowa. She departed this life, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in her home in Buffalo, Missouri at the age of eighty-one years, ten months and eight days.
On December 9, 1943 in Maryville, Missouri, she was united in marriage to E. N. Ames and to this union seven children were born.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Loran Ames; two daughters, Cheri Carlene Ames and Virginia Rae Ames and two brothers, Dallas Howes, Jr. and Benny Howes.
Survivors include her loving husband of sixty-three years, E.N. Ames of the home; two daughters, Rayma Bax of Las Vegas, Nevada; and Ronda Glaspy and her husband Mike of Blairstown, Missouri; two sons, Lindell Ames and his wife Janna of Warrenton, Missouri and Rendell Ames and Tammy of Buffalo, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren, Brandon Loving, Emma Glaspy, Whitney Ames, Lacee Ames, Ila Ames, Clint Glaspy, Zachary Ames, Anna Bax, Gabriel Ames, Sarah Ames, Annabelle Ames, Sophie Bax and Noah Ames; a great-granddaughter, Mya; two brothers, David Howes of Red Oak, Iowa and Richard Howes of Greenfield, Iowa; seven sisters, Naomi Moore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Marilyn Bradley of Charles City, Iowa, Anita Hall of Shenandoah, Iowa, Lois Young of Holstein, Iowa, Ruth Marsh of Stanton, Iowa, Linda Hull of Green, Iowa and Jean Marsh of the state of Texas and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Crystal was raised in rural Taylor County, Iowa and graduated from Bedford High School in 1942. After she and her husband were married they continued to live in Bedford where she taught school for a time. During World War II she assisted the war effort by working in a defense plant in Parsons, Kansas. After the war, she and E.N. lived in Sheridan, Missouri, later moving to Columbia, Jefferson City and then to Camdenton in 1964. In October of 2006, they moved to Buffalo, Missouri.
Crystal enjoyed being a waitress and had worked at the Eat More Café and Texaco Town, both in Columbia. She worked at the Odom Café and the Night Hawk Café in Camdenton. She later owned and operated Crystal's Bake and Coffee Shop and Piggy's Ice Cream Shop.
Crystal was a charter-member of the V.F.W. Post 5923 Ladies Auxiliary and a life-member of the American Legion Post 193.
She made a profession of faith in Christ and was a charter-member of the Camdenton United Methodist Church.
In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and grew many beautiful flowers. She enjoyed reading and loved to cook and bake. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Crystal was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and accomplishments and will cherish the memories she created for her family and friends.
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2007, in the Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton. Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2007, in Fairview Cemetery, Bedford, Iowa. Memorials to Regional Care Hospice may be through the funeral home. Services are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.
Virginia Rae Ames (____ - 1953)*
Richard Loren Ames (1946 - 1949)*
Cheri Carlene Ames (1950 - 1951)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Feb 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17823674