Anne Crout, 88, of Middletown, died Monday, January 28, 2019, at Spring Hills Middletown. She was born in Middletown on September 12, 1930 to parents Thomas Lester and Lucy Blanche (Huffaker) McGill Sr.
Anne graduated from Lemon Monroe High School in 1948. She also attended Miami University Middletown with her mother as non-traditional students. After high school graduation she worked in new accounts and as a teller at Oglesby Barnitz Bank. She set up a new account for an Edwin Crout based on his Army paychecks his father brought in. The father, Walter, liked Anne so he introduced them when Edwin came home from Germany, and they eventually married. Anne worked for 17 years at First National Bank ending her career in 1981 as secretary to Robert Q. Millan, the president of First National Bank, to become a freelance court reporter, retiring in 1987 to take care of her mother. She loved classical music and played violin in a local quartet. Anne enjoyed walking her dogs, Sugar, Samantha & Cindy, with her husband and her sister, Linda, at Smith Park & at Germantown Dam. She enjoyed traveling to the Smoky Mountains and collected Hummels. Unlike most elderly folks who like to be home before dark, Anne had no curfew. In her later years she became obsessed with Gold Star Hot Dogs.
Mrs. Crout is survived by her sister, Linda Longman; sister-in-law, Mary Downs; numerous nieces & nephews; and special neighbors, Toni & Vern Brumley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Eddie” Crout; parents; and brother, Thomas Lester McGill Jr.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm at WILSON-SCHRAMM-SPAULDING FUNERAL HOME, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Interment will be at Hickory Flat Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Doris Day Animal Foundation, 8033 Sunset Blvd, Suite 845, Los Angeles, California 90046 or a charity of donor’s choice.