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Leota Mary Crim

Leota Mary Crim, 97 of Washington, died Friday, May 6, 2022, at her home in Washington.


A private family burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Beatty-Peterseim Funeral, Cremation Care and Monument Services is assisting with arrangements.


Leota was born June 5, 1924, in Wellman, Iowa the daughter of John and Velda (Herr) Davisson. She graduated from Wellman High School in 1942, taught rural school and graduated from Ottumwa Beauty School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Dayton Crim, on December 29, 1949.


She was employed at the Washington High School for many years, retiring to care her husband. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Eastern Star and White Shrine. She was known for her wonderful cooking.


Survivors include sons, Wayne Crim of West Burlington, IA and Marvin Crim of Iowa City, IA; sister Evelyn Guthrie of Arizona and one grandson Mike.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dayton in 2006 and two brothers Verle and Rodney Davisson.

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I never saw anyone work harder at the school. They were lucky to have her.

Alan Olson May 13 2022 2:49 PM

Many sympathies to Marvin and family!!!

Russ Bannister May 12 2022 2:14 PM

Marvin, deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.

Jane Stewart Flander May 12 2022 1:04 PM

I am sorry to hear this! I only knew Marvin, but knowing him, I’m sure she was a wonderful woman

Terry Wagler May 12 2022 12:10 PM

We are very sorry to hear of your mom's passing,we hadn't seen you or your brother in quite awhile, anyway deepest sympathies to everyone.

Rick and Jan Wagenknecht May 7 2022 9:24 PM

I have fond memories of Aunt Leota. Please receive my sincere sympathy for the family members.

Linda Eash Pasquarell May 7 2022 12:02 PM

Marvin and Wayne,
My sympathies on the loss of your mother.

Paul Baumert, Jr. May 7 2022 1:47 AM