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Ishimel L. Crabtree

A funeral service for Ishimel L. Crabtree, 84 of Thornville was held December 12, 2018, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Fullen officiating. Burial followed in Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg.
Mr. Crabtree passed away Friday December 7, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.He was born August 8, 1934, in Louisa, KY, to the late Marion and Hazel Crabtree.
Mr. Crabtree had been employed as an engineer for ATT, Thurman Scale and retired from Keystone Powdered Metal. He and his wife, Esther traveled extensively during retirement. He enjoyed completing crossword puzzles and watching all types of sports programming. He loved family activities and spending time with his wife.
He is survived by two grandchildren, Autumn (Brad) Spicer of Thornville, Andrew (Amanda Marvin) Crabtree of Newark; great-grandchildren, Noah Crabtree, Adam Spicer, Alivia Spicer, Anna Spicer, Ashley Spicer, Alan Spicer, Amanda Spicer and Charles (Cassie) Weissenburger; and sisters, Linda (Roger) Ellis of Obetz, Violet Schryer of Warrensburg, NY, Gail (John) Ross of Groveport, Rosemary Hill of Columbus, Maxine Rogers of Grove City and Elizabeth (Gary) Albaugh of Galloway
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Esther (Morris) Crabtree; son, Leo C. Crabtree; two brothers; and three sisters.
The family would like to acknowledge the caring staff of Hospice of Central Ohio and especially Donna. The family requests memorial contributions to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio P.O. Box 430 Newark, OH 43058-0430

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