Donivan "Dolores" Crosby, age 88, passed away to Heaven on Tuesday, August 14, 2019 in Battle Creek, MI. Dolores was born in Olivet, MI on May 4, 1931 to Preston and Jenetta Velliquette. She was a graduate of Olivet High School.
Dolores loved being with family, her kids, grandkids as well as spending time with her sister Janet. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking holiday meals for the whole family. She also loved her dear friends, Dorma Hisler and Vickie Dunn. Dolores was a recent regular attender of Battle Creek Friends Church and also loved her many years at Wakeshma Community Church of Athens, MI for many years where she attended with her husband Tom. She was a devout Christian, she loved Jesus as her Savior and looked forward to being with her Heavenly Father. Dolores had a love for flowers and received her florist certification in Chicago, IL. She moved back to Michigan where she was employed with Smith Florist in Athens, MI for many years, it was a job which she thoroughly enjoyed. She was also employed for various years with State Farm, the D.O.D. Credit Union and at the Michigan National Bank.
Dolores was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Kathleen Elizabeth Crosby; husband, Harold "Tom" Crosby Jr; and her parents. Dolores is survived by her children, Matt Crosby, Rebecca (Tim) Kinney, Suzanne (John) Grafton; grandchildren, John C. Grafton, Sara Parks, Seth Grafton; and sister, Janet (John) Wygant.
Family will receive friends at Kempf Funeral & Cremation Services, Marshall on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Battle Creek Friends Church, 1305 Olive Street, Battle Creek, MI on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 11:00am with Pastor John Grafton and Kelly Hadlich officiating. Interment will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to Restore & Renew at Friends Church.
AUG 19. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068
AUG 20. 11:00 AM (EDT)
Battle Creek Friends Church
1305 Olive Street
Battle Creek, MI, 49014
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