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Verlin Clita Crookshanks, 89, of Rupert, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in the Meadow Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rainelle, following a short illness.
Born March 16, 1928, at Cornstalk, he was the son of the late Eskel and Janie Price Crookshanks.
Verlin worked for many years as a bus driver for Greenbrier County Schools and then retired as a mechanic for Greenbrier County Division of WV Department of Highways. Verlin enjoyed working on mowers; gardening, and canning.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife Alma Belle Russell Crookshanks; one sister and one son.
Survivors include 2 sons Verlin Eskel Crookshanks of Rupert and Eugene Crookshanks; 1 daughter April Fulton and husband Robert of Rupert; 1 brother Zimary Crookshanks; 1 sister Violet Thomas and husband David; 4 grandchildren including Isaiah and Isabella Fulton; and 1 great-grandson Trevor Allen.
Friends may call from 1 - 2 p.m. Friday, January 19, at Smathers Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Burns Cemetery at Kieffer.
Online condolences at www.smathersfuneralchapelinc.com.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.
Published on January 17, 2018
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