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Edith Laverne Anderson

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Edith Laverne Anderson, 73, a resident of East Prairie, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at 4:05 a.m. in the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Born March 26, 1930, in Corinth, Miss., to the late Harmon and Sallie Barger Crum, she had lived in Dexter and East Prairie most of her life. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in East Prairie and graduated from the Anniston High School in Anniston.

On Oct. 26, 1948, she married Billy Dale Anderson who survives of the home. Survivors besides her husband include one daughter, Sally Rae Snow, of Rensselaer, Ind.; four brothers, Cletus Crum of East Prairie, Cecil Crum of Calumet City, Ill., J.W. Crum of Gary, Ind., and Jack Crum of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Bertha Fisher of Greenback, Tenn., Ozell Griffin of California, and Pauline Fowler of Alabama; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Deward and Grady Crum.

A memorial service was conducted Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall at 400 North Ingram in Sikeston with Joe Hill officiating.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, P.O. Box 189, East Prairie, Mo. 63845.

Shelby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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