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Leatha M. Crom

March 13, 2017 GMT

Leatha M. Crom, 82, of Fort Madison, passed away at 3:37 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at Fort Madison Community Hospital.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1935, in Green Bay Bottoms in Wever, to Carl M. and Edna E. Allen Hayes. She married William P. Crom on Nov. 5, 1973, in Fort Madison.

She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper for many years for Bill’s Towing. She enjoyed reading, watching birds, country music and especially spending time with her husband and family.

Leatha is survived by her husband, Bill Crom of Fort Madison; three daughters, Sandy (Stan) Pfingsten of Fort Madison, Paula (Robbie) Myers of New London and Beverly (Terry) Strah of New London; five sons, John (Sheila) Gray of Missouri, Ronald (Mary) Gray of Fort Madison, Jim Gray of Burlington, David Gray of Arkansas and Jeremy (Kayla) Enke of West Point; numerous grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one great great grandson; three sisters, Loretta Hayes of Donnellson, Betty Smith of Donnellson, and Donna (Glen) Myers of Keokuk; four brothers, Bill (Joy) Hayes of Fort Madison, John (Linda) Hayes of Montrose, Carl (Sharon) Hayes of Donnellson, and Tom (Barb) Hayes of Donnellson.


She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shirley Howe; and two brothers, Orville and Eddie Hayes.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, with the family to receive friends 5-7 p.m. Tuesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Nazarene Church in Montrose, with Pastor Preston Smith officiating. Burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in Leatha’s memory.

Online condolences and a video tribute of Leatha’s life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: