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Ruthann Marie Crowley

August 31, 1936 — April 10, 2017

Ruthann Marie “Mitzie” Crowley, 80, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah following a long illness. 

Born August 31, 1936, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Michael J. and Mary Ruth Apperti.  On February 25, 1955, she married James M. (Jim) Crowley.  Her husband was in the military and was stationed at Fort Stewart in 1962.  Ruthann, Jim and their children relocated and settled in Hinesville.  They moved from Hinesville to their new home on Isle of Wight in 2013.

Ruthann worked as a civil service employee at Force Modernization on Fort Stewart until her retirement after 20 years of service.  She was an active member of the St. Stephens First Martyr Catholic Church for many years, and, after her retirement, was a volunteer her time at Liberty Memorial Hospital.  She enjoyed saltwater fishing and hunting with her husband Jim and son Mike.  She loved to cook for her family and friends, and was well known for her sour cream pound cakes.

Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by her husband of 62 years, James M. (Jim) Crowley; their children, Lynn Crowley Blackmer (Rick) and Michael J. Crowley (Debra), grandchildren, Travis Crowley (Amanda), Stephen Crowley (Lindsey), Sarah Rowland (Les) and                Veronica Malo (Aaron); great- grandchildren, Catherine, Ava, Dylan, Blake, and Olivia.

Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel.  The funeral service will follow at 1:30 in the chapel.  Interment will be in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Travis Crowley, Stephen Crowley, Aaron Malo, Wayne Rozier, Arthur Rozier, and Norman Rozier. 

Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at

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