Obituary - John Crooks

John Allen Crooks

Services have been scheduled for former Jackson resident John Allen Crooks for 1 to 3 p.m. June 30 at the Thayne Senior Center, 115 Petersen Parkway.

Crooks died April 25 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 71.

His family provided the following.

Born in 1947 in Clinton, Indiana, to Warren and Verna Crooks, Allen grew up on the farm and later farmed with his father in Rockville, Indiana, for over 20 years.

Allen and his wife then moved to Jackson, where they lived for 12 years.

He most recently resided in Thayne and Rockville.

Allen had a love for farming, animals, trains, laughing with his friends, and above all, spending time with his family and planning summer vacations.

Allen dearly loved Lucky’s Place, formally known as the Animal Humane Association of Star Valley, of which he was a retired board member.

He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Janet Akers Crooks; children Davin Crooks, of Thayne, Nicole (John) Lowe, of Noblesville, Indiana, Stephanie (Tom) Pitts, of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Brian Crooks, of Thayne; and grandchildren Mackenzie and Ava Lowe, of Noblesville, Indiana, and Joe Crooks, of Jackson.

Allen is survived by his mother, Verna Crooks, of Rockville and Fishers, Indiana; mother-in-law Gladys Akers, of Greencastle, Indiana; sister Kay (Rick) Wolford, of Fishers; brother-in-law James (Star) Akers, of Columbia City, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Warren Crooks, and father-in-law, Owen Akers, both of Rockville.

Anyone wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to the Animal Humane Association of Star Valley, P.O. Box 654, Thayne, WY 83127.

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