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“She was my most favorite teacher! Above any other in high school And college! She was funny, loving and caring. She really tried to teach us about...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Kimberly Gibbs Musgrave - GA

“Sorry to hear of the loss of our Aunt Juarnell. Love and prayers from the Morton family. Earlene (Crumbie) Morton ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Earlene Morton - Columbus, OH

“Connie& Jon, I am so sorry for you loss. Mrs Crumbie was one of a kind! Loved her so much! Sorry I can be there. Love you all ! Lana Sherrod Hoskins ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Lana Hoskins - Greenville, KY

“she was my home room amd home economics teacher back in 78-79. Wonderful woman. Gid bless her family. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Cynthia Ford - Clarksville, TN

“Connie, Jon, and Family,My sincerest condolences to you all. I will remember Aunt Juarnell's beautiful smile and infectious laughter. What a joyful...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Thomas - Paris, KY

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Crumbie. I loved that woman! She was a treasure and the world is a little emptier today. She didn't only...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Danny Carroll - Owensboro, KY

“Ms Crumbie was always a great teacher, and a wonder lady. There are several memories that I have of her from school. Prayers to the family. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Martha Noffsinger (Gary) - KY

“Mrs Crumbie will always be a treasured memory for me. I was so honored to had her for a teacher, she treated each and every student the same teaching...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Anderson Eaves Central City

“I am very sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Ed Renfrow - Hillsboro, TN

“The absolute best person ever! The CCHS Class of 1979 absolutely loved her, I loved her, and my Mom, Janette Tinsley, especially loved Ms. Crumbie. ...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Susan Beth Tinsley Robinson - KY

“You were such a treasure to so many people!! God bless Jon & the rest of the family! ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Rager Haley - Central City, KY

“To The Crumbie Family May GOD wrap His everloving arms around each of you; comfort and sustain all of your needs. Wait on the LORD be of good courage...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Mack Arthur Dykes Jr. - IN

“I could write a book about the good times that Juarnell, or as I called her, Crumb, and I had on all of the trips that we had together. We went to...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Bryant - Beechmont, KY

“My most favorite teacher I ever had. She will forever hold a special place in my memories. Fly high sweet lady. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Margaret Payton kirkwood

“Sweetest teacher I had in school. Had family living my Sr year. She ranks just above Mr Cather as my favorite teacher. So sweet and so funny. ...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Brand - Bowling Green, KY

“what a great teacher u was i will miss you rip my good friend ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: james tunnicliff - Daytona Beach, FL

“Such a wonderful lady. As witty as all of us snotty teenagers who had the pleasure to be in her class. Heaven accepted a wonderful woman that day....Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Brad Rich - Colorado Springs, CO

“Mrs. Crumbie was my home economics teacher at Central City High School. A very caring and compassionate teacher and a wonderful lady. She has touched...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Jean Hudson - Central City, KY

“Mrs. Crumbie made a difference in my life. I was her student 1969. She made a lasting impression on me of kindness, guidance, and tolerance. I took...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Rebecca Carol Creekmore/Payton - AL

“When I think of high school most of my memories are of things that happened in her class. She always had an open door for extra help, advice or just...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Delisa Brackett - Central City, KY


CENTRAL CITY – Juarnell Octavia Butler Crumbie, 89, of Central City, died Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 9:40PM at her home. She was born June 5, 1930, in North Middletown, KY, to the late William H. and Ella Facett Butler.

After graduating from Western High School, Juarnell attended Kentucky State College and received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Home Economics, followed by receiving a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Kentucky in August of 1970.

Juarnell became a Home Economics teacher for Central City High School from August of 1967 until 1985 when she retired. During her teaching career, she really loved and counseled her students as well as teaching them not only about Home Economics but about life as well. She was a teacher and mother to all her students. Juarnell was what you called an "old school" teacher. She treated her students like they were her own. Mrs. Crumbie was a blessing to a lot of people's lives during her lifetime.

Juarnell accepted Christ at an early age at First Christian Church in Paris, KY. She became a Watchcare member of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Central City, KY. She loved her pastor and her church.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Sebree N. Crumbie and beloved granddaughter Kendra Danielle Talbott.

She leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Connie (James) Talbott of Central City; a son, Jon (Michelle) Crumbie of Louisville; three grandchildren, Deidre Kaniel Talbott, Braxton Thair Samuel Crumbie, and Langston Nevaro Drexler Crumbie; two great-grandchildren Marcus James Lamont Dixon and Mackenna Danielle Thompson; brother James (Grace) Thompson of Lexington; sister-in-law Frances Thompson of Lexington; brother-in-law Sam (Anna Pearl) Crumbie of Paris, KY; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Juarnell was loved by all she touched.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 12, 2019, at 11:00AM at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Central City, with Rev. Otis Cunningham officiating. Burial in West End Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday after 9:30AM at the church. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

"Oh let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man" – Author Unknown

Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.