CCCF Lois Jean McCrea Nursing Scholarship Fund Receives Gift of over $190,000

Last Updated on July 19, 2015 by cassnetwork

mccreaCass County Community Foundation President Deanna Crispen announced last week that the Lois Jean McCrea Nursing Scholarship Fund, established in 2013 has received a major gift of more than $190,000 from the estate of Mrs. McCrea.

The scholarship fund was established by Tom and Lois Jean McCrea to offer financial support to students who like, Lois Jean and the McCrea’s two daughters, aspire to become a nurse and serve people. Nursing was always Lois Jean’s dream and with her generous gift, the Lois Jean McCrea Fund will help other deserving young students to reach their goals.

Mrs. McCrea was employed as a surgery nurse and later as Evening Supervisor at Cass County Memorial Hospital.  She was also the first school nurse at Pioneer School Corp., working half days per week calling at Lake Cicott, Lucerne, Noble Twp., and Royal Center Grade and High Schools each week. Crispen said, “Mrs. McCrea was my school nurse and I, like many of the students in her care over many years, remember her as a loving, compassionate caregiver.

Nursing was her passion and she was very excited to start this scholarship and carry on her family legacy of nurses.”

For more information about the Lois Jean McCrea Fund or how to start your own fund at the Cass County Community Foundation, please call 574-722-2200.