FROSTBURG- Ada Mae (Shimer) Crowe who was born in Lonaconing, MD on January 17, 1920 , grew up in Eckhart, and lived in Frostburg, MD., went to her heavenly reward on Nov.10, 2020. She was the daughter of James A. Shimer and Lora Mae Ross Shimer. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Orville Edward Crowe, her parents and brothers, James W. Shimer and Thomas Edward Shimer.
Ada, a devoted wife and mother, had 3 children, Orville William Crowe (Genny Miller) Owings Mills, MD, Carol Virginia McFarland (Willard), CO, Brenda J. Crowe (fiance’ Terry Tressler) Lavale, MD. She had five grandchildren, Billy Crowe ,IN, Candy Ann Heiner(Nick) Manchester, PA, Kelly Lopushansky (Mike)CO, Laurie McFarland(Jared),NM and Brian D. Lapp(Kellen Scritchfield) Mt. Wolf, PA; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany Altland(Josh) York, PA, Austin Kifer, Manchester, PA, Eric Lopushansky, Colorado; and Claire Lopushansky, Colorado; and one great-great-grandchild, Joshua Michael Altland, Jr. (1yr.old), and close neighbor friend, Patsy Lewis, considered adopted by the family, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was a member of The Frostburg Church of the Nazarene where she was loved by all. She celebrated her 100 th birthday with 3 parties in Jan. one given by the Church, one with family, and one given by Frostburg Heights where she was presented with a Centenarian certificate by the mayor and also received one from the State of MD. She was lovingly cared for by the staff at Sterling Care Center during the last year.
A celebration of her life is planned for a future date.