Ida passed away peacefully, of Claymont, DE, at the age of 97, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wilmington, DE and was the daughter of the late Emma G. and John Earl Talley, Sr. She was married to her loving husband of 73 years, Ralph Crozier, Sr. and had 2 children, Ralph Crozier, Jr. and Gale Crozier Harris. She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph; daughter Gale; her twin brother, John Earl (at 9 months); her brother Donald Talley and 2 sisters, Helen Talley Breeding and Jane Talley Cullen. Along with her son, she is survived by 9 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren.
Ida was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and was truly loved by all. She will be missed by her family and friends. She graduated from P.S. DuPont HS and was employed by the Brandywine School District.
She loved to roller skate in her younger years which is where she met her husband. She also enjoyed traveling abroad, going to the beach, growing flowers and was a true “Phillies” fan. She was a member of the Chester Bethel Methodist Church, Queen Ester Rebekah Lodge #5 Independent Order of the Odd Fellows and Ladies Auxiliary of the Claymont Fire Company.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Chester Bethel UMC, 2619 Foulk Rd., Wilm., DE 19810 or Claymont Fire Company, 3223 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 2 from 6-8 pm at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington(Talleyville) and on Wednesday, January 3 from 10-11 am where a funeral service will follow at 11am. Burial will be at Chester Bethel UMC Cemetery.
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