Frances Marian Wolke


Frances Marian "Krispy" Crosby Wolke, of Atascadero, Calif., formally from Waynesboro, Va., passed away at the age of 94 on Jan. 2, 2019.
Krispy was born in Grove City, on Feb. 18, 1924, to father, William Holmes Crosby, and mother, Frances Irene Forrester Crosby. Krispy was raised in Oil City, Pa., along with her siblings, William "Bill," Forrester "Foss," and Margaret Ann "Marney." Krispy also spent many days in the company of her uncles and aunts on her grandparents' farm (William James Forrester and Margaret May Shay) in Grove City.
Krispy married Richard William "Dick" Wolke from Cleveland, Ohio, at her Oil City family home on Aug. 2, 1942. Her adult married life was spent as the spouse of a General Electric engineer and executive. Dick and Krispy began their GE life in Schenectady, N.Y., and eventually moved to Waynesboro, Va., in the Shenandoah Valle,y where they later retired.
During her marriage and adult life, Krispy and Dick parented Richard Crosby, Raymond William, Frances Irene and Daniel Holmes, along with other family and friends.
Krispy was an active community volunteer in many organizations throughout her life. She was an artist and avid gardener. Krispy and Dick had a love of dance, and they backpacked throughout the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son Richard C.; along with her parents; two brothers, and sister.
Krispy is survived by her "big" brother-in-law Richard Wood (Marney); sister-in-law Naomi Crosby (Bill); children, Raymond (Donna), Frances Coughlin (Thomas), Daniel (Darlene); cousins John Crosby (Karen) and Henrick Boserup (Melinda); eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces/nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army; Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127; or any local nonprofit of your choice.

Frances Marian "Krispy" Crosby, of Atascadero, Calif., formally of Waynesboro, Va.
Memorial reception was July 27, 2019 in Waynesboro, Va. A full biography can be accessed through Cunningham Funeral Home in Grove City.
Marian's ashes will be interred alongside her parents at the Woodland Cemetery in Grove City.
Arrangements by CUNNING-HAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
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