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Joyce Crouse-Albers

November 7, 1939 — July 27, 2014

Joyce Elaine Crouse Albers, 74, of Franklin, Nebraska passed away on June 27, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Franklin, Nebraska.


She was born on November 7, 1939 to Friend Valentine Hadley and Augusta Louise Rebman Hadley in Smith County, KS. She attended grade school at Sindt Country School. Joyce attended Naponee Public School and then graduated from Naponee High School in Naponee, Nebraska. For many years Joyce worked as a nurse aid. Joyce was united in married to Francis Crouse. To this union five children were born, Michael, Curtis, Cindy, Bryan and Randall.

Francis passed away and later on Joyce was united in marriage to Edward L. Albers and they lived in Franklin.


She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin and the Paul Hartt American Legion Post #145 Auxiliary in Bloomington.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents: Friend and Augusta Hadley; husbands: Francis Crouse and Edward Albers: sons: Michael and Curtis Crouse; brothers: Dallas Hadley, Lewis Hadley and his wife Carol, Howard Hadley, and Dean Hadley; sister: Betty Schuntz and husband Dexter; brothers and sisters in law: Pat Patterson, Forrest Fisher; Robert Hayter, Clifford and Helen Crouse and George Crouse.

Joyce is survived by her daughter: Cindy Lind and husband James of Lincoln, Nebraska; two sons: Bryan Crouse of Lincoln, Nnebraska, and Randall Crouse and wife Sonya of Hickman, Nebraska; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, two brothers: Leon Hadley and wife Susie of Lincoln, Nebraska, and John Hadley and wife Linda of Republican City, Nebraska; four sisters: Mildred Fisher of Frutia, Colorado, Jean Patterson of Friendship, Wisconsin, Joan Kruschk and husband Lee of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Sharon Hayter of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers and sisters in law: Carol Hadley, Ellen Hadley, Harold Crouse, Delbert and Susanne Crouse, Raymond Crouse, Phyllis Crouse, Susie and Gaylord Kleen and Mrytle Worley and many other relatives and friends.


A celebration of life service for Joyce Elaine Crouse Albers will be held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 1:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin Nebraska, with Rev.Ron Kuehner officiating. Burial will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington, Nebraska. Visitation will be held Monday, June 30, 2014 9:00 am - 7:00 pm at Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences can be given at www.hutchinsfh.com.Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin, Nebraska, in charge of arrangements.

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