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Roberta L (Tharp) "Bobbi" Crooks

December 6, 1949 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Roberta "Bobbi" Crooks Obituary

Roberta L. "Bobbi" Crooks, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024, in Roseville, Ohio, at the age of 74. Born on December 6, 1949, in Zanesville, Ohio, to the late Harold and Winifred (Spriggs) Tharp. Bobbi's life was one of dedication and service, marked by her long-standing work at McCoy Pottery in Roseville, Brockway Glass, and Essex Wire in Zanesville. Her commitment to her community was further exemplified through her involvement as an Auxiliary Member of the Roseville American Legion Post 71, where she worked as a bartender for many years. Bobbi’s infectious laugh and orneriness made her a crowd favorite among her patrons and peers when she was behind the bar. She took great pride in her work and was respected and admired by her colleagues for her strong work ethic and vibrant personality. She was an avid sports fan, with unwavering support for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals. Her passion for her teams was contagious, bringing people together to share in the highs and lows of each season. Bobbi's sense of humor, courage, and loving nature were the hallmarks of her character. She faced life's challenges with a smile and was quick to offer a joke to lighten the mood. Her resilience in the face of adversity was an inspiration to many, and her warm, generous spirit will be deeply missed. Family was the cornerstone of Bobbi's life. She is survived by her loving daughter, Traci (Bryon) Hina; her cherished grandchildren, Logan (Caralee Bates) Hina, and Samantha Strickland; her devoted sisters, Georgeann Wilson, and Becky (Terry) Snyder: sister-in-law, Linda Crooks: and a host of friends too numerous to mention. Bobbi was a guiding force in their lives, offering unwavering support and unconditional love. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William "Bill" Crooks, her son, Troy Kirkbride, and her parents. Calling hours will be held Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 3pm-7pm at Ross-Frash Funeral Home, 207 Burley Street, Crooksville, with the Roseville American Legion Auxiliary conducting services at 6:30pm. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am, Monday, January 15, 2024, at the funeral home with Ron Spring officiating and burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Roseville, next to her husband, Bill. You may sign the online register book, share a memory or send a gift at

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January 14, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ross-Frash Funeral Home
207 Burley Street
Crooksville, OH 43731

Funeral Service
January 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Ross-Frash Funeral Home
207 Burley Street
Crooksville, OH 43731


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