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In Memory of Richard K. Crome

CHARLESTON, IL – Richard Kent Crome, age 76 of Charleston, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 while at The Arthur Home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 311 Seventh Street in Charleston. Services honoring and celebrating his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Matthew Froeschle officiating. The Committal Service and burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Graceland Cemetery in Albion, IL. It is requested that thoughtful donations in his honor be made to the Charleston First Presbyterian Church. Gifts may be left on the memorial table at the visitation or services or mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920. Richard was born January 1, 1941 in Albion, Illinois, the son of Alan and Ella (Jennings) Crome. He married Sue Walker in August of 1965 and together they have three children: Philip Crome (Julie) of Elizabeth, IL, Aaron Crome (Mary) of Marshall, Illinois and Sara Jones of Champaign, Illinois. Richard is also survived by an adopted son, Jaime Ortiz (Jasmine) of Hawaii, a sister, Ruth Ann Michels of Mohill, North Dakota, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Keith (Helen) Crome of Albion; 7 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; nieces and nephews, and a host of close friends. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his stepmother, Delphia Crome; two brothers, George and Wayne “Keith” Crome; and twin sisters, Eva Stevens and Evelyn Harlow. Richard was a graduate of Edwards County High School in Albion and furthered his education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he received his Bachelors degree in language studies. He later earned a Master’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Crome began his teaching career at Lawrenceville High School and went on to teach at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, IL. He then accepted a teaching position with Eastern Illinois University where he was a language professor for more than 20 years. Richard possessed an avid love for raising sheep which began at the age of 10, and has worked in cooperation with many organizations throughout the world in the advancement of sheep production. His love for sheep, travel, dogs and teaching continued throughout his entire life. His love for the Spanish language and culture also began at an early age after visiting extended family in Mexico. He established and maintained many friendships through his continued network of individuals who also shared his love for the Spanish language, sheep and dogs. Richard was also a devoted and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.

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  American Hampshire Sheep Association - Updated Breeder Directories & New Breeder Links

Miller Farms of South Dakota - 2017 Sales Schedule Updated

Reproduction Specialty Group - Check out our new Client Education page for more details on the speaker for our Client Education Meeting!
03-23   High Noon Feeds - Updated New Mexico Dealers!

Lauden Acres -Thankyou to our bidders and buyers at the National Dorset Sale!

  MacCauley Suffolks - Updated Sires & Winners - Check out our new Tunis page!

Penn View Farms - Excited to announce - "Mr. Indiana" our new Pope Stud ram!

03-23   ShowStockPlanet Online Sales - Sloan-Page Show Goats Online Sale & Alden Farms Show Goats Online Sale CLOSE TONIGHT at SSP!
Wyncrest Farms - Updated Fleeces

Reid Family Oxfords - Check out our Oxford Fall Ewe Lamb consigned to the Illinois Spring Sale!

Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association - Junior Livestock Show Camp - June 10th & 11th - Schedule Updated

Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair -2017 Schedule & Workshops Updated

03-20   Davis Club Lambs & Southdowns - Southdown ewe lambs sell tonight at

03-20   Kendrick Dorsets & Hamps - New Stud Ram - DYNASTY!

03-20   OSIA-OSWP-LEAD - Junior Breeding Sheep Show Rules Updated

United Suffolk Sheep Association - New Classifieds & Online Sale Entry Forms Now Posted!

03-20   West Virginia Sheep & Goat Sale - Young Shepherds Award Application now available - application deadline April 15th
Wyncrest Farms - Illini Spring Sale Consignments Added

  VIP Club Lambs - 2017 lamb crop posted!

03-17   Crowder Sheep Farm - Stop by our pens at the Midwest Elite Show and Sale in Indy.

Shellhouse Livestock Company - Lots posted for Girls Gone Wild, March 21st at!

Texas Southdown Breeders Association - Ewe Sale - June 6th!

03-16   Arkansas State Sheep Council - New members!

Penn View Farms - Ohio Sale Entries Added

03-14   Associated Registry - New Registry Added

  Forsee Southdowns - Sale link posted for March 15th Sale at wlivestock

Leininger Club Lambs -Lots posted for March 13 sale with Rudicel Club Lambs, on!

Sink Southdowns - Forsee 269 for sale

Triple K Dorsets - Ohio Dorset Sale Entries Posted

Michel Sheep Farm -Thank you everyone for the positive comments, bids, and purchases in the Michel Sheep Farm Online Sale!

Rincker Show Stock - Updated 2017 Sales & New Winner!

Buckham Farms - Online Sale - March 9 @ wlivestock - LOTS NOW POSTED!

Michigan Junior Livestock Society - Winter Classic Pics Added - New Board of Directors

United Junior Suffolk Sheep Association - Updated Calendar of Events

Montadale Sheep Breeders Association - Ram Christening now $25 - Updated Breeder Directory

Texas Lamb Breeders Association - San Antonio & San Angelo results posted

  Branded Show Gear -Place your orders for free delivery to Midwest Elite/Premier 10!

02-20   Buckshot Livestock - White Dorpers page updated!

  Maddox Southdowns - New winners!

Herrig Hamps and Southdowns - Updated Sires & 2017 Sales Schedule

  Northern Oklahoma College Sheep Center - Reserve Champion Dorset Ewe at the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Open Sheep Show!

01-23   Land of Lincoln Purebred Livestock Breeders Association - Updated Directors

Crome Dorsets - Updated Females!

Breedersworld Online Sales - New Look for 2017!

Saylor Auction Services - New Photos Added!

Kuykendall Custom Fitting - Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all - Thanks for another great year!

The Fiber Event - 2017 Vendor Contract now available

12-16   StockVets LLC - New Website!

Bowers Southdowns - Check out our fall born ram and ewe bid-off, December 18th. New winners added

Northern Starr Livestock -ndustry's Elite consginments updated! Petzenhauser to sell Burch bred donor, Chunky Monkey!

Jacobsen Ranch - Reserve National Champion Ram - Louisville!

Oldenburg Farms - Check out our Industry's Elite consignments!

American Cheviot Sheep Society - Final Futurity Point Standings Posted

A&M Ranch - 2016 Illini Sale entries. Join us Nov 26 in Bloomington, IL!

  Forsee Southdowns - Stars of Louisville and Premier Bred Ewe consignments updated!

11-07   Post - A - Ride - Your one stop site for finding and accepting rides for livestock across the country!
10-24   Rife Shropshires - Bred Ewe Sale Oct. 31st at - Catalog Now Available

  Benjamin Brothers Livestock - New Winners!

Badger Production Sale - 9th Annual Sale this Saturday Sept 24th - Sale order and updated lots now posted!

09-19   Fowler Southdowns -New champions added!

Dirlam Shropshires - New Winner Added

Ebert Sheep Farm - Thanks to the buyers of the 28 rams sold by us this year. Pictures of remaining rams posted.

08-23   George Brothers Show Lambs - New Winners Added

  Burns Stock Farm- Sires and winners updated!

Lauden Acres -Thankyou to our Sedalia buyers & bidders - watch for our show flock at the upcoming state fairs!

07-31   HiJo Dorpers - Thankyou to our Sedalia Buyers & Bidders - Winners Posted!

07-28   Eddy County Fair - More Show Resulkts!

Missouri Dorpers - Updated Sales Page

07-22   Southern New Mexico State Fair - School Arts & Crafts Entry Info Added

A&M Ranch - New pictures on our website. Top ewe lambs for sale at the farm.

Turtle Mead Polled Dorsets - Great day in Sedalia!

Double L Livestock - Thanks to our buyers and bidders in Reno!

  bk Sheep Nutrition - Sedalia Lots Now Posted

05-17   Southern New Mexico State Fair - Join us in 2016 - Sept. 28th - Oct 2nd - Queen & Princess Contest entry info added

  Majors Show Lambs - Yearling Ram Pics Posted -- View our 2016 Ohio Consignment on our Shrop Sale page

Poe Hamps - Poe Hamps Late Born Online Sale CLOSES TONIGHT at 8pm EST/7pm CST!

  Silver Creek Farms - The move is complete - We are now located in Indiana!

Howard Southdowns - National Sale consignments added!

  Gillmore Southdowns - Great Plains Online Southdown Sale - Bidding Now Open at

03-22   George Brothers Show Lambs - Buck lamb for sale! Photos added!

Buckham Farms - Online Sale March 22-23 at wlivestock - Lots Posted

Highbridge Hamps - Sires updated!

  Shady Hill Farms, Ltd. - Flock Reduction Sale - Priced to Sell!

10-02   HiJo Dorpers - New Website!

  Benjamin Brothers Livestock - Great day at the Ohio State Fair - Champions Added!

Riverwood Farms - Congratulations to the junior exhibitors at the 2015 All - American Junior Show for their success with Riverwood genetics - Reserve Dorper Ram & Ewe and Reserve Tunis Ram!

04-16   Schoelerman Suffolks & Downs- Online Sale - April 21! Pictures Posted!

Profiles Show Supply - 2015 Calendar Added

02-17   Edgewood Farms - Be sure to follow us on Facebook

Lightning Ridge Farms - Updated Sires & New Winners!

  Kuykendall - Coulter Border Collies - New Website!

Breedersworld Online Sales - Rule Sheep Company Online Bred Ewe Sale - Dec. 2-3

09-02   Riverbend Southdowns- Reserve AOB Mid-State Fair!

  Bruns Brothers Southdowns - Reserve Jr. Ewe Champion at All-American






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