January 13, 2014


Hazel Irene Crooks, 97, of Scranton, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Regency Park Nursing Home in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton with Pastor Bob McKnight officiating.

Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Organist for the service will be Laura McKnight. Casket bearers will be Jamie Crooks, Wade Crooks, Ken Pedersen, Tom Marks, John Marks and Travis Oppman. Burial will be at Scranton Township Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born Aug. 1, 1916, in Glidden, Iowa, she was a daughter of John and Ada (Wright) Marks. She grew up in Greene County and attended school in Kendrick as a girl. She married Cleo Crooks on Jan. 17, 1945, at Corydon. The couple raised their family in the Guthrie Center area. The couple moved to Scranton in 1987. She was a member of the Scranton Church of Christ. Hazel loved to crochet. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, wallpapering, playing the guitar for dances, playing cards, and spending time with family.

Hazel is survived by her three children: Shirley Osgood and her husband Marvin of Lampe, Mo., Dale Crooks and his wife Linda of Mason City, Iowa, and Dennis Crooks and his wife Darcia of Mason City, Iowa; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister Fern Pedersen of Glidden; a sister-in-law Reva Crooks of Corydon, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1992; three sisters Dorothy Sharon, Ellen Dillinger and Myrtle Barich; two brothers Sid and Warren Marks, and two brothers in infancy.