Robert F. Crow

April 9, 1931 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 89)

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Robert F. Crow an 89 year old resident of Trenton, MO died at 10:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021 at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

He is to be cremated under the direction of Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton, MO.  A family celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to the scholarship fund at the First Christian Church of Trenton, and mailed to the funeral home.

Bob was born April 9, 1931 in Centerville, IA the son of Leo F. and Eva (Sachs) Crow.  He graduated from Centerville High School in 1949.  Bob attended Centerville Junior College on a music scholarship and following graduation transferred to Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman State University).  There he obtained both his BS and MS in vocal music.  Later he also obtained his MS in Secondary Administration.  While in college, Bob met and in 1955 married Barbara Lee.  He taught in public schools in Lancaster, Kahoka, Trenton and Brookfield.  He served as executive director of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce in the 1970’s.  Later he was employed by the Missouri Department. of Corrections in Jefferson City.  At the time of his retirement he was the Education Supervisor at the Chillicothe Correctional Center.

Bob served God in various roles:  Sunday school teacher, choir member/director, deacon and elder at the First Christian Church.  His love of family was shown through years of care and concern.  Bob’s hobbies included travel, golf, reading and music.  His appreciation of music was demonstrated throughout his life.  As band director (in Trenton for 12 years), community orchestra director, choir director, and soloist he contributed musically throughout his life.

Surviving relatives include his wife Barbara, daughter Pamela Crow of Liberty, MO, son David Crow (Kristin) and grandchildren Clayton Crow of Lenexa, KS., granddaughter Natalie Horton (Michael Silva)and great grandsons Hendrix and Ezra Silva of Olathe, KS., grandson Brent Horton  (Kirsten) of Kansas City, MO., granddaughter McKenzi Crow-Mispagel (Jason) and great granddaughter Charlotte of Olathe, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Leo Crow (Patricia) and an infant son Brian

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