Jane Crow looking forward to retirement after 34 years with City

By Bob Robinson

Star Staff

   Jane Crow, a familiar face at the City of Elizabethton Water Department the past 34 years, is looking forward to retirement.
   She will have more time to work in her flower garden, travel and to follow her beloved Elizabethton Twins baseball team.
   In August 1967, Jane joined the City of Elizabethton and became cashier in the water department. At the time, there was only one cashier.
   Today, Jane is head cashier who works at the drive in window at City Hall, corner of Sycamore Street and Hattie Avenue. She greets an average of 200 customers per day and also processes mail payments from 10,000 water customers.
   "Most customers are courteous and friendly. However, some are not so friendly, especially if their water was cut off for nonpayment of their water bill," Jane said.
   The Sullivan County native came to Elizabethton after marrying Bill Crow, who is employed in the office of Circuit Court Clerk John Paul Mathis. Bill retired from the Tennessee National Guard after serving in Desert Storm.
   Doris Carrier, office manager, said Jane is one of the most loyal employees anyone could ever want. "She is hard working and an asset to the City of Elizabethton."
   Co-workers are like family. "We are a close knit group. People come and go. I have found them to be the best group with which to work," she added.
   Jane's compassion for baseball shows. For 25 years, she served as cashier at the ballpark and secretary to the Elizabethton Baseball Commission.
   Now, Jane watches Twins baseball games from the reserved section of the bleachers behind home plate. Husband, Bill, official scorer for the Elizabethton Twins, works in the press box.
   As spring approaches, Jane says she looks forward to growing yellow roses, her favorite, and watching Elizabethton Twins baseball.
   A reception for Jane will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 28 in Council Chambers at City Hall. All her friends are invited to attend.
   City Council also plans to adopt a resolution in Jane's honor at their next meeting Thursday night.