Mary Lou Crutchfield obituary 1937~2022


Mary Lou Crutchfield, 84, of Gettysburg, PA died Sunday morning, May 15, 2022 at SpiriTrust Lutheran Home, Gettysburg.

Mary Lou Crutchfield
Mary Lou Crutchfield

Born November 22, 1937 in Springfield, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Edmund and Mildred (Bessette) Gosselin.

Mary is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Richard C. Crutchfield, Jr., of Gettysburg to whom she was married for 64 years.

She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Gettysburg, where she was involved in many ministries. 

She graduated from Seton High School in Baltimore, MD and was a homemaker for many years before she earned her Associates degree from Montgomery College in Tacoma Park, MD. She then worked as a medical assistant for over 20 years before she retired to Gettysburg.

Mary loved animals, bird watching, jigsaw puzzles, coloring and Yahtzee. She enjoyed knitting and crochet and her handiwork survives in many items given to her family and charity over the years.

She is survived by her six children: Alan Crutchfield (Su), Leslie Fowler (Ross), Barbara Raggo (Steve), Kevin Crutchfield (Sharon), Donna Stockwell and James Crutchfield. Also, by her sisters Roma Ruther and Leigh Forshey, brother Paul Gosselin (Patricia), sister-in-law Patricia Cascino (Joe) and brother-in-law Dennis Crutchfield (Patricia). She is survived by 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister Shirley Herrick, brother Robert Gosselin, her brothers-in-law William Ruther, Wayne Herrick and Robert Forshey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 45 West High St., Gettysburg, PA.

The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the start of Mass.

Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery directly following the mass.

The Monahan Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements and online condolences may be made at the funeral home’s website.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors, or a Dementia/ Alzheimer’s disease research organization.