Graveside services for Melba Juanita McCrackin, 87, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. McCrackin died at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012 at NHC HealthCare, West Plains. She was born October 30, 1924 at Pomona, Missouri to Luther James and Alice Dorotheau Richard Burgess. She graduated from the West Plains High School with the Class of 1942 and on March 16, 1946, was married at Salem, Arkansas to Ray James McCrackin who preceded her in death on September 27, 1979. Mrs. McCrackin enjoyed quilting, playing cards and horses; her family was her life. She was a member of the First Christian Church of West Plains.
She is survived by two children, Brenda Pirnack and husband, Dr. Dean Bill Pirnack and Gary McCrackin and wife, Sara, all of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Dean Pirnack and wife, Annie, Tedra Jewell and husband, Ernie, James McCrackin and wife, Misty and Stephen McCrackin and wife, Misty; seven great-grandchildren, Christian Pirnack, McKenzie and Logan Jewell, Jacob, Meagan, Reagan and Madelyn McCrackin; two sisters-in-law, Waneta McCracken and Leta Summers; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Russell and Helen Thompson, Orba and Lucille Goodwin, Ralph McCracken and Jim Summers, precede her in death.
Mrs. McCrackin will lie in state from 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9th until 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10th at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or Charity of Choice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.