Courtney Lee Crismore, 30 of Muncie, IN died on June 12, 2015. She was born in Indianapolis to loving parents Ken and Peg Crismore on May 22, 1985. A graduate of Carmel High School, Courtney earned her bachelor's degree and recently her master's degree in biology from Ball State University. Courtney was a strong advocate for Endometriosis Research. While being a loving daughter, sister and friend, Courtney loved to be outdoors and especially enjoyed camping, hiking, and kayaking with her boyfriend Chris. She loved animals from the day she was born. Witty and charismatic, Courtney would light up a room with her bright smile and contagious sense of humor.
Courtney is survived by her parents, Ken and Peg Crismore; sister, Kelley Crismore; maternal grandparents, Allen and Delores Kraisinger; step grandmother, Janice Crismore; Aunts and Uncles, Randy and Kathy Kraisinger, Rick and Dawn Kraisinger, Rodney Kraisinger and Michele Helfgott, Annette and Doug Mendola, and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents, Norris Crismore and Geneva Gillaspy and aunt, Beverly Lipowski.
Family and friends will gather on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 2:00 to 4 p.m. at Leppert Mortuary, Nora Chapel with a memorial service at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Endometriosis Research Center, 630 Ibis Drive, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
To Courtney's Family:
Peg may remember me. I had the pleasure of speaking with her years ago. I was a researcher on Courtney's freshman dormitory floor, and spoke with Courtney every year for five years. I recently sought to interview her again, and went onto her fb page. I was deeply saddened to hear the news of her passing. Courtney was a joy and a light. I always looked forward to my conversations with her, as she was so refreshingly honest and real. I want to extend my deepest condolences to all of you. She will never be forgotten.
Thank you Courtney for all of your Advocacy for Endometriosis! Hoping you are at peace now and no longer suffering.
Sending strength and lots of love to Courtney's family and friends to get through this tragic time...Hoping you can find solace in one another...
Katie L - endosister
I am so saddened to hear of Courtney's passing. We did Pilates and PiYo together at the Y. Most of us groan and complain during class but, smile when it's over. We will miss her smile.
God bless you and hold you in his arms today. Prayers for your family and friends and those who love you.
Sending all my love & Aloha. We will honor her through our advocacy for Endometriosis. She will live forever in our hearts.
To my Endo Sister and family my thoughts and prayers are with you!
My endo sister. I give your family & friends my condolences. Stay strong <3
Ken: my sincere condolences to your family. Makes me aware of lucky I am to not experience such. May your spirits be uplifted ASAP. Joe
Sorry for your loss. She's at a better place now. Fly high sweetie fly high.
Courtney was clearly a beautiful (inside and out) and intelligent soul who contributed so much to our endometriosis support and advocacy community. My thoughts go out to Courtney's family and loved ones; I can't imagine the grief you must be feeling. We, Courtney's endo sisters, are here to listen or help in any way we can. The toll endometriosis takes is too much to bear sometimes. I will be contributing to The Endometriosis Research Center in her name. Take care of yourselves and know that complete strangers from around the world are sending love and strength.
My dear Endo sister, rest in peace. Your endo sisters will never forget you. My heart and thoughts go out to Courtney's family and friends.
To Courtney's family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and peace in the difficult days ahead.
Rest in peace dear Courtney, you will be missed by your endo sisters and your family and loved ones. My heart goes out to them and to you I send sunshine and love on your new journey xxx Anita
Courtney, rest in peace my dear endo sister. May your family find peace and remember you always.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying that your family finds comfort from God and each other during this time. Please know that with the Endo just being there for her was a great blessing.
Dear Ken, Peg and Kelley, I am so very sorry and saddened by your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief. You know you have the love and support of our family always. Bruce
Please know that I am thinking of you!God bless your family,during this difficult time!!
Travel well, dear Endo Sister.
My condolences to all who are grieving for Courtney right now. Much love to you all.
From one endo sister to another's family and friends...I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts will be with you all today.
So very sorry for your loss.Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.
Please accept our sincere condolences to your family. Our thoughts are with you at this saddest of times and our hearts our heavy with your loss.
I wish there were words to express the sorrow I have to know that you had to live with this terrible disease. My deepest condolences go out to all of your loved ones. From one Endo sister to another, every day I fight I will fight for you! I will continue to raise awareness so not one other girl has to fight alone! See you on the other side Endo Angel
my deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers. I too suffer from this horrific disease and try to spread awareness as much as possible. Her life and death shall not be in vain. So sorry for your great loss.
The Endometriosis Research Center extends our sincerest condolences on behalf of our global endometriosis family. We offer our sympathies and support during this tragic time, and you remain in our prayers.
I am so very sorry about the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers as you work through this very difficult time.
Kelley & Family,
My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of your sister. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
.................from your sister....I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near -
And, if you listen with your heart, you'll hear -
all of my love around you soft and clear.
Kelly, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Kelley, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May all the fond and wonderful memories of Courtney be forever in your heart. My deepest sympathy, Sue Chmura
Peg, Ken, and Kelley, We are saddened to hear of Courtney's passing and are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at such a difficult time.
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