Cleo R. Crenshaw

March 8, 1928March 30, 2021

Cleo R. Crenshaw, age 93, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin more recently of Jacksonville, FL, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Wyndham Lakes Assisted Living.

Born March 8, 1928 in Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Lucinda Jane Gilbert and Marion Robert Rue, and beloved wife of the late Grover Martin Crenshaw.

Preceded in death by her four brothers. Cleo was a loving mother who was able to stay home and raise her children. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Sandra Jane Tibbets (John), Regina Kaye Fortner (Cecil), Lucinda Lee Brown (Thomas), Rue Martin Crenshaw (Barbara), and 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

While living in Port St. John she was a member of the Kingdom Hall on Curtis Blvd. and regularly attended services and bible study.

Viewing and funeral services will be held on April 12, 2021 commencing at 11 AM, at the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, 5950 South U.S. Highway 1, Rockledge, FL. Burial will be at Florida Memorial Gardens (of the same address).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at


  • Visitation

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 12, 2021


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Serina Keys

April 16, 2021

Grandma,I am so going to miss our talks and many laughter's that we shared together. There are things that you know about me along with my momma and you too experience the same things. I am so glad that I was able to share such secrets with you. I love you grandma. 💜

Martin Fortner

April 13, 2021

Grandmama I love you and I'm going to miss everything about you. I'm glad your finally back with Grandpapa. I'm sorry I couldn't be there for the funeral but you know I love you and I will be visiting you and grandpapa everytime I come home. I love you so much.

Lisa Rue Dickson

April 12, 2021

Deepest condolences to our Rue cousins. We are very sorry to learn about Aunt Cleo's passing. We hope your memories of her are able to bring you some comfort.

Jennifer Paras

April 9, 2021

I remember spending summers with my Grandparents in Orlando. They had a beautiful home with a pool in Park Manor. I remember Grandma would try and make us eat Peanut Butter and Orange Marmalade sandwiches (thanks Mom, Aunt Cindy and Aunt Barbara for convincing her that was what us grandkids loved! I remember Grandma doing our measurements on the pocket door as we grew. I remember her loving calling my Grandpa, Grover Martin when he said something he shouldn't. There are so many that it would take days to share. Grandma, I loved out time together and look forward to when we get to meet again. All my love, Jennifer Paras.

Rue and Barbara Crenshaw

April 8, 2021

To a wonderful woman who raised four children ( many, many times by herself as my father was overseas serving our country in the U.S.Navy ) and as they say "Navy wife- the toughest job in the Navy", she always did it with flying colors. She was always our foundation. Our rock. When times were tough she always got us through it. And she always provided love, kept us in a clean home, always kept us fed and anytime someone had an injury, she always took care of us. We four children now grown with families of our own, owe my father and my mother a life time of thanks. Barbara and I will always love my mother and will always miss her. And we do know she is with my wonderful father. As we believe they are with our Father in Heaven, we believe we one day will join them and these tears we have this day will then be tears of joy.

Dave & Jess Crenshaw

April 8, 2021

Grateful for the time we had with you. We will miss your beautiful smile but we know you are at peace and with Grandpa. The world is not the same without you here. I'm forever thankful that I had such an amazing Grandmother in my life. I'm very heartbroken that I can no longer share a laugh or a hug with you. You raised all of your children to be loving and caring and they passed that along to all of their families. Although we are here in Wyoming I hope that everyone in Florida knows that I love everyone there and we are always available night and day.

Lucinda Brown

April 8, 2021

I’m missing your beautiful smile.Your since of humor. Your singing songs. I’m missing you. I know you were ready to go. You were in so much pain. It’s just me not wanting to let you go.We loved that you were with us, now you are with Daddy. Rest easy Momma. We your family will be together again. You were an absolutely beautiful woman,wife,mother. Love your daughter Lucinda.

sandra tibbetts

April 7, 2021

Momma,I love you very much,you and Daddy will forever be in my heart.You said 6 words to me that mended my heart.Every day I prayed to hear from you I wanted to know you that you were finally at peace your happy healthy and with your heavenly family.And someday we all will be with you,The Humming Bird visit anwsered my prayer Thank You my sweet Momma your daughter Sandra