Funeral services for Evaloa Siler Crouse, age 68, of Granbury and formerly of Bownwood will be held at 2 p.m. today, at the Rocky Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Rocky Creek Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

Evaloa died Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home in Granbury.

She was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Skellytown, Texas, the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Palmerton II and Dorothy Ellen Reagan Palmerton Siler. She graduated from Howard Payne College and was later married to Maurice Crouse in Monahans on July 8, 1967. She was a teacher in the Andrews Independent School District for 27 years.

After moving to Lake Brownwood, she was involved with the Girl Scout Program as a professional scout leader, Lake Brownwood Meals on Wheels, and Good Samaritan Ministries. While in Brownwood, she was very active at Rocky Creek Baptist Church working with the vacation Bible school, as a Sunday school teacher, and involved in the CIA mission organization, the Women of Faith, Samaritan Sunday School Class, and the homebound ministry. Later, she was active in the First Baptist Church of Granbury.

She is survived by her husband, Maurice Crouse of Granbury; sons, Cray Crouse and wife Karen of Bryan, Tom Crouse and wife Janet of Pleasant Valley, Miss.; six grandchildren, McKinzie, Molly and Talon Crouse of Bryan, and Elizabeth, Jackson, and Maelyn Crouse of Pleasant Valley, Miss.; brothers, Jimmy Siler and wife Jean Ann of Leander, and Benjamin Palmerton of Winchester, Ky.; and sister, Suzie Farr and husband Gary of Granbury.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Ellen Reagan Palmerton Siler; her father, Benjamin Franklin Palmerton II; and by her aunt and uncle, Evelyn (Annie) and Bill Alexander who raised her. Also by a sister, Nancy Mitchell.

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