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Funeral services for Alice LaCygne Goodnight Crosby, 71, of Knoxville, who died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, were held Wednesday, March 27, at Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville. Rev. Kathy Sides officiated at the services. Music was provided by Sara Goodnight, vocalist and Jim Kidder, organist.
Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Casketbearers were Matt Goodnight, Dick and Jim Reed, and Jim, Devin and Kevin Vander Ecken.
Alice was born on May 23, 1930, in Harvey, to Margaret Darlene Vander Veer and Marvin Roy "Red" Lash. She grew up in Harvey and graduated from high school there.
She had been employed by Rolscreen (Pella Corporation). Upon semi-retirement she worked part-time at Wal-Mart.
She was an exceptional cook, specializing in hot beef, pies, pastries and Christmas candies, which she prepared for all to enjoy. The many quilts she created were works of art. She delighted in hosting and attending garage sales, where she searched for antiques, collectibles, and bargains in general. She was philosophical, poetic, creative, generous and nurturing to everyone who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and her husband, Robert Dan Crosby.
She is survived by her daughter, Lora Goodnight of Champaign, Ill.; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Terry Goodnight of Soldotna, Alaska, Gary and Deb Goodnight of Palm Bay, Fla., and Brian Goodnight of Urbana, Ill.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Steve Lash of Knoxville; two sisters, Leone Vander Ecken of Melcher and Betty Zeck of Knoxville; as well as other friends and relatives.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Knoxville Youth Initiative.
Arrangements were made by Williams Funeral Home.
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