Anne Farmer Crews
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:00 PM
Anne Farmer Crews, 92, of Madison died Sunday March 16, 2014.
Anne was the daughter of the late Cleveland and Evelyn Gotthelf Crews of Vicksburg. She grew up in the Vicksburg home of her great grandmother, Mary Mullan Farmer Hindman, in a home built in 1857 on Farmer Street. They were pioneer members of historic Christ Episcopal Church. She graduated from Carr Central High School, All Saints Episcopal College and Louisiana State University where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority and Delta Kappa Delta, Inter Sorority.
At the end of World War II Anne accepted a position in Munich, Germany with the Office of Special Investigations, Counterintelligence, United States Air Force. She later took an assignment in the Office of the Commander, Military Air Transport Services for the Far East headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Anne became acquainted with the late Paul Rusch, formerly on the staff of General McArthur during the American occupation of Japan, and founder of Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project in the highlands of Japan. She assisted in this project.
She also assisted the daughter of the Mayor of Tachikawa and other American and Japanese Christians in the area, who founded St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Tachikawa, Japan. From the early 1960's until the 1980's Anne was employed as an Administrative Legal Assistant to the Chief Judge, United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson, Mississippi. Anne was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, where she worked with the young teens and served on the Altar Guild for over 25 years. She served as Secretary of the English Speaking Union, President of Pierian Literary Club, Maids and Matrons, Cosmos Luncheon Club, Thursday Bridge Club, Mississippi Museum of Art, and Jackson Friends of the Library.
Anne is pre-deceased by her brothers Dr. John D. Crews and James Cleveland Crews, physicist.
She is survived by her special cousins, Alice Lassiter Butler and Katherine Dunning Nadler, several nephews and nieces, and great nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted March 23 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson.
Burial followed in the Gotthelf lot at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.