Patricia Ruth Crow

Patricia Ruth Crow, age 79, passed away peacefully September 27, 2019 due to cancer. She was born December 24, 1939 in Lawrence, Kans., to Cecil Bullock and Ruth Lemmon.

Patricia loved to paint and garden. She has painted a whole gallery of landscapes and anything in the house that paint will stick to. She was her own interior designer!

Patricia would get so excited for Spring so she could get her hands in the dirt and start her vegetable garden and flower beds.

After 45 years of being a part of this community she has become known as “The Flower Lady”.

Patricia was so sweet and loving. She loved all of us dearly, was there to lend a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on or especially to help paint a Room.

Patricia worked at Southwestern Bell as a key punch supervisor, where she met her husband, Don. She spent several years as a lunch lady at Orrick high school while her children were in school. In her golden years she worked at Hobby Lobby, a perfect fit for this artistic/crafty lady though dangerous as half of Hobby Lobby often came home with her.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Carl “Don” Crow; her three daughters, Laura Schmude, Joylin Harris, and Elaina Rinacke; plus eight grandchildren and one great grand daughter. She is also survived by her older brother, Bill Ross, and two younger sisters, Betty Gomez and Martha Bullock.

Please join us in celebrating this sweet woman on Saturday, October 5, 2019 between 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with services following at Gowing Funeral Home, 202 Adams Street, Orrick MO 64077.

After the services there will be an open house at Patricia’s home, 206 West Pine Street, Orrick, MO 64077. Please come and enjoy some time together (food and drinks will be provided).


Hello Girls and Mr. Crow, I wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss and you are in my prayers. I so enjoyed the obituary written about your mother it was a sweet tribute to her life. I didn’t know her well but recognized that she was a kind person. May the Comfort of God bless you in this time.
Marsha Pennington

I am so sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I have so many fond memories of her. She always had such an infectious smile for everyone. I know she loved her girls to no end. A great Mom and person!!! I send my sympathy & prayers to the family.
Andrea Ward