Jessie M. Crow, 85, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on February 13, 1934 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Kell and Leona (Straw) Woods. Jessie was a member of the Mount Carmel High School Class of 1951. She worked many years in a variety of local establishments, including The Daily Republican Register, Hadley’s Café, The Elks Club, Hacklers Vogue, and Index Notions. Wherever she was working, Jessie always had a cheerful heart and a helping hand. For several years, Jessie owned and operated “Jessie Lee’s Fashions”, offering quality apparel and accessories. In her spare time, Jessie enjoyed making ceramic pieces and other crafts. She loved to have fun and was proud of the time she won the Little Lotto. Jessie had a love for animals of all kinds. Getting together with her family was her most favorite thing to do. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Jessie was a positive influence in all of their lives. She was a member of Parkview Christian Church. Jessie was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Jessie will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Pam (Dan) Peach, Brenda (Dennis) Seessengood, and Sharon Odom; grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Bogard, Kim (Mark) Tegeler, Jennifer (Curtis) Carlson, Mike Crow, Brandi (Kevin) Moore, Jason (Erika) Seessengood, Michelle (Ryan) Troyer, Amy (Jay) Pettyjohn, Clint Bolden, Brent Bolden; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; special friend and cousin, Georgeanne Kern; nieces and nephews whom Jessie loved. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Crow; granddaughter, Kerri Lee Peach; great-grandson, Trevor Daniel Bogard; brother, Ed Woods; and sister, Wilma Stephenson. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 11:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home Pastor Mark Richison officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Jessie’s memory to the Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Jessie’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Crow family, please visit

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