Jeanne Crabb - Adel

Dallas County News

Jeanne Crabb, 77 of Adel, passed way Wednesday, July 8, 2020. A visitation will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, where family will greet friends from 5-8 p.m. The family asks that those in attendance to please follow social distancing guidelines. Masks are recommended. Burial will take place at a later date.

Jeanne Rae King was born February 6, 1943 to Elmer Ray and Betty Marie (Streeter) King at Indianola, Iowa.

Jeanne married Leland Ruble and had two daughters, Christy Lynn Ruble of Windsor Heights and Kimber Lee (Dan) Walsted of Urbandale and step grandson Danny Walsted. She married James Kenneth Crabb in September of 1970 and moved to Adel, Iowa, where she worked for 32 years at the Dallas County News. James died January 16, 1998. Jeanne then worked at the Raccoon Valley Bank in Adel, retiring in 2007 to spend time traveling with her partner James Richard (Dick) Barry, who was also the grandfather to her only grandchild Fletcher Cole Barry.

Jeanne is also survived by Dick Barry’s family, James (Deceased) (Christine) Barry of Norwoodville, Iowa; and Joe (Tara) Barry, Jazmin, Braden and Jaden of Waukee. She is also survived by her brother, Allen (Kathy) King and sister, Sally (Richard) Wood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Crabb.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adel Public Library or to the Autism Speaks. Online condolences may be left at