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September 2019 Posted in Obituary

Barbara Lou Crawford LeDoux  
Dec. 11, 1925 – Aug. 12, 2019

Born Dece. 11, 1925 in Carthage, Missouri, Barbara Lou was the second of five children of Sidney and Isabell Crawford. The family moved to a farm in Mansfield, Ohio and during the next 15 years Barbara floated on the river and learned to shoot. She also read everything she could find and earned the top score in a state high school exam. The family returned to Missouri in 1941 where Barbara graduated from Crane High School at age 16. She was in the first class of the U.S. Cadet Nursing Corp at Drury College.

With the beginning of World War II, Barbara worked as a nurse in a German/Italian internment camp in Stockton, California. While in Stockton, she met the love of her life, Robert LeDoux and they were married in 1946. Barbara was told she shouldn’t have children due to some medical problems. Over the next 12 years she had nine healthy babies who all survive her.

Throughout her life, Barbara was passionate about history especially English and American history. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and Order of the Magna Carta. She was a founding member of the Scotts Mills Historical Society and wrote a book with friend Ed Couey on the history of this area. For over 50 years she was the best genealogical resource for family
and friends.

Robert LeDoux died in April 1979 and Barbara missed him every day. Barbara died Aug. 12, 2019 after an extended illness. She is survived by sons Robert (Marianne), Thierry James (Marilyn), Andre (Denise), and daughters Barbara (Clark) Sherwood, Tudy (Steve) Rogers, Angela (Lee) Brenden, Elizabeth, Michele Sakurai (Neil Williams), and D’Arcy (Chris) Stuckey. She also has 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Barbara was interred at Holy Rosary Cemetery next to her husband, Robert.


Garth Joseph King
May 30, 1959 – Aug. 29, 2019
Garth Joseph King died on Aug. 29, 2019. 
He was born in Springfield, Illinois on May 30, 1959. 

Garth had a colorful life and anyone who knew him could tell these tales.

He loved his children, fishing, the Seahawks, his beard, writing poetry
and a good campfire. 

He will be missed by all who knew him, especially his infectious, great laugh. 

Garth is survived by his children, Walker and Becky King, his dad, Garth Monroe King, and his seven siblings.

He was preceded in death by wife Sandy and his mother Mercedes Ann King. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Miller Cemetery in Silverton on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. 

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