OBITUARY

Robin Marie Crutcher

November 27, 1954May 16, 2019
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Robin Marie Crutcher was born as the second of five children to Robert and Rose Potter on November 27, 1954 in Rochester, Minnesota and passed away peacefully at age 64 surrounded by family on May 16, 2019 in Raymore, Missouri.

Robin travelled the world as part of a military family and later as an Army servicewoman herself, active in both United States Army Corps and Army Reserves. She was very proud of her skills as a markswoman and as a motor transport operator.

Robin married Jerry Crutcher on October 9, 1982 in Grandview, Missouri. As she raised her children she also explored many interests and professional pursuits including: Mud truck drag racing, head room mother of the PTA, Phi Theta Kappa collegiate graduate, custom home builder and general contractor, real estate agent, substitute teacher, avid reader, USA Swimming Stroke and Turn Judge, race team manager, MENSA member, author, columnist as the original motocross MotoMom, magazine editor, motorcycle shop manager, tax preparer, foreclosure law trustee, member of the Catholic Faith, Royals baseball fan, Soldier’s Angels volunteer and one hell of a cook. However, she could not carry a tune in a bucket, and likely deafened many who heard her.

In her late years Robin battled demons of alcoholism and pulmonary health complications. At the time of her death however, she was six years sober with many thanks to the hard work she put in on the steps of AA. The crippling effects of COPD would eventually end her life, but stubborn to her core, she still managed to get a few smokes in during her final weeks. No one could take that vice from her, regardless of how we may have tried.

Robin Crutcher was a funny and intelligent woman. Her quick wit with a keyboard will forever be burned into the memories of any who read her stories. Her big Bama hugs will always be missed by her grandchildren and the ability to listen to the fervent complaints of her children will never be matched, nor will her advice be equalled. She loved a good french silk pie, coffee and ice cream, often all together at once.

Robin is survived by her former partner and dear friend, Jerry Crutcher, of Belton, Missouri; her children, Travis (Tan) Waldera of Vancouver, Washington, Courtney (Eric) Staton of Belton, Missouri, and Jeffrey Crutcher of Lawrence, Kansas, as well as four grandchildren; Allandra, Ashley, Eli and Everett and her siblings Barbara (Gary) Sauer, Bob (Dawn) Potter, Tracey Potter and Kari (Henry) Jones.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents and parents-in-law whom she deeply loved.

Family will receive visitors 9:00-10:30am June 1st, followed by the praying of the Holy Rosary at 10:30am with funeral services and Liturgy at 11:00am at McGilley & George Funeral Home, 12913 Grandview Rd, Grandview, MO.

A private family inurnment will follow.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Rosary Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Private Family Committal Service Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Tracey Potter

May 26, 2019

Tracey Potter

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Tracey Potter

May 22, 2019

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Debbie Smith

May 21, 2019

Robin was one of my many racing mom friends. One time I couldn’t get to Lake Whitney Texas with Kirk and Corey, Like a crazy person I took a Greyhound bus to get to Dallas, and who drove over an hour to come get me? You guessed it, Robin. Also she and I had a couple of girls nights out to see our daughter perform in her improv comedy show. She was a funny lady. RIP Robin.

Nancy crutcher Thomas baltinsky Baltinsky

May 21, 2019

The few times Robin & I had with family were when she sparkled, shone like a star, and we shared unspoken memories of when we lived in remote, lonely rural areas--i loved the way her eyes shined & her pretty hair and ear rings, her smile.

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