Elly Elsea Crider, 68, of rural Sweet Springs, and her husband, Jackson (Jack) Crider, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at their home.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at First Christian Church in Sweet Springs and a memorial service for Jack will be held at a later date in the St. Louis area. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.
Elly was born June 8, 1943, in Sweet Springs, and was the daughter of the late Marvin Elsea and Polly Lemmons Elsea. She was a 1961 graduate of Blackburn High School and attended St. John's United Church of Christ in Emma and First Christian Church in Sweet Springs. She had worked at McDonnell-Douglas for many years in Aviation Programming and also at MCH in Sweet Springs.
Jack was born Sept. 22, 1939, in Owensboro, Ky. He was the son of the late Harold Nathan Crider and Edna Sever Crider. He was a graduate of Dixon High School in Dixon and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He retired from McConnell-Douglas after 37 years of service where he was a parts expeditor. He had lived in the Sweet Springs area the last several years, where he also attended St. John's United Church of Christ in Emma and First Christian Church in Sweet Springs and was a member of Blackburn-Tieman American Legion Post 469 in Blackburn.
Jack and Elly were married in 1991.
Elly is survived by her children, Mark Franklin Overby and Russann Adams, both of Edmond, Okla.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Donna Sue McCaslin of Phillipsburg, Ruby Zimmerschied of Blackburn and Jolene Studer of Waterville, Minn.; two brothers, Marty Elsea and Van Elsea, both of Sweet Springs; along with several nieces and nephews.
Jack is survived by his children, Greg Crider of Falkville, Ala., Kevin Crider of Paris and Tina Oliver of St. Charles; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold Nathan Crider Jr. of Paris, Texas; one sister, Linda Crider Currin of Greer, S.C.; along with nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by a grandson.