OBITUARY

Kathleen Marie Crabtree

October 13, 1947March 19, 2021
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Kathleen Marie Crabtree died in her home on March 19, 2021, at the age of 73, joining the love of her life and husband of more than 50 years, Glenn Crabtree, in Heaven for a glorious reunion. Kathy was born in Joliet, Illinois on October 13, 1947, to Leo and Marie Landry. As a kid, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1965. While at high school, through her big brother Phillip Landry, she met a young man named Glenn Crabtree. Despite some initial reservations from their first date, the two eventually got married on June 4, 1966, and stayed together for more than 50 years. Glenn and Kathy were inseparable raising a family and community through their life adventures.

After all three of her children were born in Kansas City, Kathy and the family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, before settling down committed roots in Humble, Texas in 1976 when F.M 1960 was a sleepy two-lane rural road. In Humble, she was always the cheerleader, chief sympathizer, and fan of her three children. She and her husband were steady attendees of almost every ball game, concert, or performance for their children. In addition to being a devoted and loving mother to her three kids, Kathy was known for opening her home to friends and neighbors at every opportunity and always made sure to have a stocked fridge for any visitor.

As her kids got older, Kathy returned to work in a variety of clerical roles with Atascocita Middle School. Both Glenn and she reached their goals of early retirement to continue their adventure of travel, senior softball for Glenn, and visiting friends and family as much as they could. They both remained devoted fans of all of their adopted hometown's sports teams rarely missing a game on TV. Kathy was a faithful member of St. Phillip's Catholic Church in Huffman, Texas for more than 40 years. Kathy also joined her friends at the Humble Area Retired Teachers Association, her bowling league, and the Humble Senior Center for camaraderie, games, support, bunko, and trips.

Kathy was always the quintessential selfless and nurturing mother to her children, her grandchildren, their friends, and was always a welcome host to all of the family’s dogs at any time. She was an incredibly positive, gentle, and kind person always ready with a smile. She will be dearly missed by friends and family.

Kathy was preceded in death by her loving husband Glenn Crabtree; and her parents Patrick Leo Landry and Marie Voet Landry. Kathy is survived by her daughter Stacy Koscinski; her son Lance Crabtree; her son Travis Crabtree and wife Karla Crabtree; her sister Patricia Landry Baranowski; her brother Phillip Landry and his wife Joan Landry; her five grandchildren, Chris Koscinski, Colin Crabtree, Luke Crabtree, Kate Crabtree, and Charlie Crabtree; and her two great-grandchildren, Caleb Koscinski and Chase Koscinski.

A funeral service will be held on April 10, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. with a brief reception to follow at the Brookside Funeral Home located at 13747 Eastex Freeway, Houston, Texas 77039. A live stream of the funeral will be made available through the Brookside Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Humble Area Retired Teachers Association scholarship fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.brooksidefuneralhomelauder.com for the Crabtree family.

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LaWanda Royer

April 1, 2021

I am so sadden to hear of Kathy's passing. I thought of her often and always thought I needed to call and meet up. Time passes way too fast and then it is gone.
The Crabtree's were our first neighbors and what great ones they were. Their kids Stacy, Lance and Travis put smiles on my face daily. I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful caring Mom. My heart breaks for you and your families and all that knew Kathy.

Dixie Watts Duncan

March 30, 2021

Kathy and Glenn lived just two doors down from my family in Atascocita. Our boys were near the same age and spent many hours on their bicycles and at the ball park together. Kathy and I spent lots of hours in the stands and flipping burgers in the Little League grill.

Knowing Kathy was a pleasure. We had a lot of fun. My thoughts are with her children right now. We love you all, Dixie, Jeff, Greg, and Andy.

peg Starcher

March 29, 2021

Our family sends our most sincere sympathy to Travis, Stacy, Lance and their families. Kathy was one of my dearest friends in Humble several years ago as a neighbor of many years and as a co-worker at AMS - what fun we had working together. She was a great friend, considerate, caring - always ready to help. Our families enjoyed many sports events together with our children - and many pizzas!
What a sad loss - she will be missed by many. With heavy hearts, Ron, Peg, Matt and Ben Starcher

Darlene Schuessler

March 28, 2021

Kathy was my best friend. We had lunch as often as we could and talked for hours. She was so special and a great listener. I miss her but the memories will be in my heart forever.

David Hackathorn

March 27, 2021

Sending my prayers and condolences to all of Kathy's family and friends. Her passing so suddenly is just heartbreaking. She lived a wonderful life and connected with so many people. She definitely made a difference. A couple years ago Kathy took me to the Air and Space Museum. Simple memories like that seem to last.

David Hackathorn

March 27, 2021

Kathy was such a sweet person. It was so sad to hear of her passing so unexpectedly. We exchanged emails only a month ago and as always she was happy and optimistic noting that she had gotten both of her vaccine doses. She told me about having to deal with the power outages which she handled calmly. She had such a steady reliable personality. She loved her family so much and always had updates to share through good times and difficult times. Glenn and Kathy were friends going back from St. Pius X High School days through moves and different jobs and reunions and retirement travels. I will always miss them. Good friends, kind people.

Sharon Jackson

March 25, 2021

Kathy, you are in the hearts of so many people. You always were helpful and listened with a smile. You will be missed. The Bunco group will never forget all the good times & laughs. Rest in peace. Sent with love. Sharon Jackson

Robin Lynch

March 25, 2021

Aunt Kathy had a great smile and a good laugh. I remember being with her visiting her sister Pat this past year and how close they were. My deepest condolences to her children.

Rita Schwartz

March 24, 2021

Kathy was a wonderful lady. She always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by many people. Rest In Peace, Kathy.

Kirsten Terry

March 24, 2021

With love and support we are thinking of Aunt Kathy and you all. She was a wonderful and thoughtful woman. She will always be a treasured part of our family. Love to you all.
Drew, Kirsten. Carson, Cameron and Caden

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