February 16, 1933 ~ May 9, 2020

Born in: Greenville, SC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Kathryn C. “Kitty” Crout, 87, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at CarePartners Solace Center.

Mrs. Crout was born in Greenville, SC to the late Andrew Battle Cosby and Kathryn Henderson Cosby. She attended Winthrop College and had worked as an accountant for a number of area businesses.

She enjoyed playing bridge, square dancing, water aerobics and traveling, especially to the coast.

Her family includes her husband of 67 years, Oris E. Crout; daughters, Grace Lunsford and Mary Gregg (Mike); son, Bill Crout (Lynne); grandchildren, Michael Buckner II, Benjamin Buckner, Brandon Lunsford, Rafe Conner, Russ Conner, Sloan Crout and Claire Crout; 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tom Cosby (Betty). She was preceded in death by her sister, Curtis Smith.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Chaplain Bob Stacey officiating.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 50 persons.

Memorials may be made to the Francis Asbury United Methodist Church Welcome Table, Meals on Wheels, or Faith Fellowship at Ardenwoods.

The service will be live streamed to YouTube and to Facebook.com/GroceFH.


Memorial Service: May 14, 2020 11:00 am

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Mary, Bill and Grace I have no words. Your mom…MS Kitty was a beautiful beautiful sweet soul.. I have so many happy happy memories with your family….. She ALWAYS Treated me as another daughter ❣️❣️❣️ Heaven is blessed to have her now❤️❤️
    Love and prayers of comfort for alllll of you please send all of my love to your sweet dad
    Lloyd and Belinda

  2. I so enjoyed the years that I was able to get to know your mom! She was such a lovely person- I know she will be missed but never forgotten ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. My heart goes out to Mary and the Crout family! Your Mom always had a smile and was such a special person! Prayers lifted up for the family!

  4. We are very sorry Grace to hear of the passing of your mom. Thought’s and prayer’s for you and your Family.

  5. We are all very sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special person to all of us. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay safe!

    The Lumpkin’s

  6. Or is,Grace,Bill,And Mary and family.
    I was so sorry to hear the news of Kitty passing. She was one funny and wonderful lady. We had many good meals together at a Trinity. She will be missed.
    Prayers sent your way.

  7. So very sorry to hear of Kitty’s passing, I played bridge with her for many years and adored her, I live in Franklin, NC now and again, I share in your sorrow, she was a lovely lady , with love, Shirley Colageraki8s

  8. Patrick, Caroline, and I have such fond memories of our backyard neighbors. We miss you and send lots of love at this time to you Oris, and the Crout family. Grace and Peace. Pam Moser

  9. Bill and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cliff and Polly

  10. A lovely lady whom I got to know somewhat in Welcome Table. My condolences to her family for their loss.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have many fond memories of your Mother and are saddened to hear of her passing.

  12. Oris, Grace, Bill, Mary, Lynne there are so many memories of the Crout family. Skying and fishing on Lake Hartwell, Clemson football games, Little league baseball, Boy Scout camping Federal Court Jury and so many others. As time moves on we only have memories and the love and fun that we shared with you and Kitty will always be in my heart. I love you dearly.

  13. We are so sorry to have missed these past few months with Oris and Kitty, especially now. Kitty was so very special and a delight to have gotten to know while we were all together at Ardenwoods. Kitty and Marilyn were bridge partners for ladies bridge, and sometimes opponents. Marilyn always loved playing bridge with her. They were much alike.

    COVID has kept us temporarily away however, when we return, her presence will surely be missed. Our hearts go out to you, Oris, and you remain in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

    Much love and sympathy,
    Marilyn and Bob


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