A memorial service celebrating the life of Elaine Crider, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at The Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene.
Mrs. Crider died at 1:05 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Brooke Haven Health Care.
She was born July 20, 1920, at Diagonal, Iowa, to Ervin and Ethel Strong Morrow and had five brothers and four sisters all of whom preceded her in death. On July 27, 1936, she was married to J. C. Crider who preceded her in death December 17, 1996.
She is survived by three children, Joe Crider and wife, Ruth, Alton, Missouri, Carolyn Kelley and husband, John, West Plains, Missouri and Tom Crider and wife, Fern, Rio Rancho, New Mexico; six grandchildren, Stanleigh Crider, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Allen Crider, Alton, Missouri, Michael Crider, West Plains, Missouri, Kent Kelley, West Plains, Missouri, Sara Kelley Ortiz, Springfield, Virginia and Cheryl Crider Foster, Clinton, Missouri; and ten great-grandchildren. A grandson, Kenneth Crider preceded her in death in 1989.
J. C. and Elaine moved from Iowa to Missouri in 1950 and raised the children on their dairy farm near West Plains. Elaine also worked at Richards Brothers for about thirty years and then at Discount Mart for a short time before retiring. She spent many of her retirement days working at Ozarks Medical Center Thrift Store. Elaine had attended the Church of the Nazarene, First Church of God and Brandsville Church of God at various stages in her life.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.