Monday, June 4, 2012

Chin Pok Crosby 1954-2004

Chin Pok Crosby, daughter of Hong Yon Eui and Kim Kum Ok, was born in Tae-Kue, Korea on August 19, 1954.

In 1982, Chin was united in marriage with Raymond Douglas Crosby, and to this union, one daughter, Vivian was born.

For several years, Chin was employed by the University of Missouri-Rolla as a finance clerk in the purchasing department. She later became a realtor and international broker. She owned and operated Chin Crosby World Realty. Chin was a member of the Pulaski County Board of Realtors, served as a past president of the Pulaski County Korean Association, and was a member of the Korean Baptist Church in Waynesville. She loved music, making ceramics and cake decorating.

Chin went home to be with her Lord the afternoon of September 21, 2004 in Pulaski County, Missouri, at the age of 50 years, 1 month and 2 days.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband: Ray of the home; one daughter: Vivian Crosby; one step-son: Ray Anthony Crosby of Boston, Massachusetts; her father: Rev. Hong Yon Eui; one sister: Chin Sun Hong and one brother: Chin Kyong all of Korea; one step-grandson: Sean Crosby; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

Chin was preceded in death by her mother and two brothers.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 27, 2004 in the Waynesville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jai Duk Rhee and Pastor Sandy Nenadal officiating. Members of the St. Louis Symphony, Manuel Ramos, Rose Martin, William Martin and Catherine Lehr-Ramos, provided beautiful music for the prelude and postlude and played "Nearer My God to Thee" for the congregational hymn. They also played "The Swan" by Saint-Saens and "Ave Maria" by F. Schubert during the service. Serving as escorts were Samuel Dunomes, Dennis Engstrom, Ronnie Farmer, Herb Houser, James King, Sean Neff and Dan Wogan.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Chin Crosby to the Juilliard School Scholarship Fund for Vivian Crosby and may be left at the funeral home or any Security Bank location.

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