Phyllis M. Crouse, 90, of Frederick, Maryland, died surrounded by family, on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Homewood in Frederick.
Born on March 10, 1931, she was the only child of the late Charles W. and Lady Vera McInturff of Occoquan, VA.
She graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA in 1948 & then attended Strayer College in Washington, DC, graduating in 1949. After graduation she went on to work in the Secretary of Defense’s office at the Pentagon as an Executive Secretary.
She met the love of her life, Richard, at Alexandria Baptist Church. They were married on June 28, 1952.
After having her first child, she became a homemaker and when her youngest child graduated from high school, she went to work at Marriott Headquarters in Bethesda, MD as a Secretary.
She is survived by her son, Richard Crouse, Jr. (Dena) of Grantsville, MD and her daughters, Cheryl Snyder of Chevy Chase, MD, and Rebecca Howes (Steven) of Frederick MD; five grandchildren, Cassy Crouse (Chad Ahalt) of Frederick, MD, Travis Crouse (Nicole) of Boonsboro, MD, Cortney Haser (Colin) of Walker, LA, Brandon Howes of Frederick, MD and Carly Howes of Frederick, MD; three great grandchildren, Alivia Crouse of Boonsboro, MD and Emili and Norah Haser of Walker, LA.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Crouse, Sr. of St. Michaels, MD, and her son, Charles W. Crouse, of Frederick, MD.
The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702 on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.
Funeral services will be held at International Community Church, 123 Byte Drive, Frederick, MD 21702 on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:00am.
Interment will be private.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the excellent care received at Homewood, Frederick Health Hospital & Hospice.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.