Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Aline Dassonville Crum, 104, died at her Gallatin Gateway home on April 29, 2013.
Aline Pearl Dassonville was born Feb. 18, 1909, in Spring Creek, W.V., a daughter of Henry and Fideline (Lannoy) Dassonville. She graduated from high school in Frankford, W.V., and from college at Marshall University. After receiving her A.B. degree, she taught high school English at Frankford for 17 years before marrying her husband, Clyde G. Crum, in 1948 and moving to Huntington, W.V. in 1949. She then completed her master’s degree in English from Marshall University and taught an additional 23½ years in the Cabell County school system until her retirement in 1974 at the mandatory retirement age of 65. During her last 17 years of teaching, she taught history and college prep English at Barboursville Senior High School in West Virginia.
She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Huntington and, in her retirement until age 90, she volunteered many hours making flower arrangements for residents of the Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home. She served in leadership positions in both the Conference Club of the Young Women’s Christian Association and the First Presbyterian Church Corbly Memorial Class. She was a member of Marshall University Alumni Association, C.C.A.R.S.E and West Virginia Education Association.
She enjoyed working in her flower garden and was an avid listener of Marshall basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball games. At age 101, she decided it was time to give up living alone and moved to Montana in December 2010 to live with her nephew, Curtis Dassonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde G. Crum; two sisters, Marie A. Jones and Verna D. Thomas; and a brother, Paul J. Dassonville.
Visitation will be at Chapman’s Mortuary in Huntington from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 23. Funeral services will follow at noon with Rev. Skip Seibel of the First Presbyterian Church presiding. Interment will take place next to her husband at the Woodmere Burial Park in Huntington.