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January 4, 2014

Constance L. “Connie” Crook, 88, New Berlin

— NEW BERLIN — Constance Louise “Connie” Campbell Crook, 88, of 501 Vine St., entered into rest at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Mifflinburg, a daughter of the late Hall Christian and Margaret B. (McDowell) Campbell. On Sept. 3, 1950, in Mifflinburg, she married Kenneth Garfield Crook who preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1979. Together, they shared 29 years of memories.

Connie was a 1942 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.  

Following graduation she was employed at the Mifflinburg Kooltex, where she worked as a floor boss.

She was a dedicated member for 63 years to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, New Berlin, where she was active in Sunday school classes, Bible school, served on many committees, participated in the prayer chain, attended a Bible study in her daughter’s home and baked pies and goods for the church sales and funerals. She always enjoyed traveling with her grandson’s gospel trio, “Servants of God.”

She was fondly known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Connie’s daycare children. Connie enjoyed being with her family, cooking, and helping her daughter Connie with her private preschool/daycare.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Bertha “Betsy” C. and Robert C. Thompson, of Elkland, and Constance C. and Craig A. Stumpff, of New Berlin; four grandchildren and their spouses, Robert K. and Amanda Thompson, Susan and Jeremy L. Heck, Janel L. and James Anthony, and Jared A. Stumpff and companion, Kealy Howell; eight great-grandchildren, Robert J. Thompson, Eva M. Thompson, Jeremy T. Heck, Jillian S. Heck, Julia R. Heck, Jennika L. Heck, Janelle P. Heck, and Jaxxon J. Heck; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 10 siblings, Harry M. Campbell, Isabel Dorman, Helen Solomon, Ruth Denithorne, Ralph Campbell, Mildred Faith Scholl Jarrett, Jacob Campbell, James “Eddie Boy” Campbell, Emma Dale, and Bertha Cattell.

Services will be conducted privately by Pastor Alice Rauch.

 Interment will be in New Berlin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Connie’s memory may be made to the New Berlin Fire Company, 416 Liberty St., New Berlin, PA 17855.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

To share in Connie’s online remembrance and to view a memorial video, please visit


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