Phyllis Jean Crabtree

  • Born: May 7, 1925
  • Died: August 24, 2020
  • Location: Elkton, Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

259 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921

Tel. (410) 398-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Phyllis by adding your memories and photos.

Phyllis Jean Crabtree, age 95, of Elkton, MD passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. She was born on May 7, 1925 in Newark, DE to the late Walter E. McConnell and Maime M. (Bachoff) McConnell.

Phyllis grew up on her family's farm near Media, PA. She attended college in Philadelphia, PA earning an Associate's degree in Nursing. Phyllis worked in Elkton, MD for nearly thirty years with Dr. John Fischer before retiring. She was a member and past worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star #84, as well as being a member of the Cecil County Women's Club, Red Hat society, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and a long-time member of Elkton United Methodist Church. Phyllis will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

The family would like to thank all of Phyllis' caregivers for their kindness and support.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Eugene "Clint" Lappe and his wife, Suellen; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous friends. In addition to her parents, Phyllis is preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Cooper and long-time companion, Leonard Brown.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to your favorite charity.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Crabtree was a very special memory for us growing up. We'll never forget her beautiful smile and her kindness and all that she did for Dad. It was a blessing to know her. Please accept our condolences. The Fischer Girls, friends, Elkton, MD, September 4, 2020

Posted by Beverly Fischer - Baldwin, MD - Friend   September 04, 2020

I sure loved Ms Phyllis. I was not planning on being a caregiver just a caring person to watch over your precious mother. I shall forever cherish those sunny days listening to her stories of growing up, her dad, the farm, her precious friends, her family, and all the funny stories about things she did in her long, beautiful, and interesting life. The earth lost a firecracker. The heavens just became more fun!! Until we meet again my dear......cheers! Sending love and wishes for happy memories to all her family!

Posted by Annie McLhinney-Cochran - Friend   September 03, 2020

Clint & Suellen So sorry about Phyllis, she was a wonderful lady who always had a smile.She would go out of her way to help others. She will be missed by her family and friends.
God Bless

Posted by Edward & Cheryl Mckeown - Elkton, MD - Family Friend   August 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Phyllis. I have been wondering how she was doing since there are not alot of the Backof family left. We always enjoyed getting together with Aunt Maime and Phyllis. Sorry that we lost touch with her these last few years. Sending our love and sympathy to her family.

Posted by Esther Backof Burris - Fenwick Island, DE - Family   August 28, 2020


My sympathy to the whole family. Mrs. Phyllis lived a long happy life and will be missed by all that knew her.

Posted by Kathy Shriley - Rock Hall, MD - Coworker   August 28, 2020


God bless Grammy and the family she so dearly loved. Heaven has a sassy lady. It was an honor to know her.

Posted by Diane Carpenter - Bradenton, FL - Family Friend   August 27, 2020

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