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Thelma I.Crabtree

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Thelma I. Crabtree, daughter of the late Everett and Minnie Kelly Boone, was born in Bernie on March 16, 1920, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at the age of 87.

Mrs. Crabtree grew up in Bernie before moving with her husband to St. Louis in 1961. In 1972 she and her family moved to Dexter where she lived until moving to Ellsinore to be closer to her family. She was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and retired from Elder Manufacturing where she worked as a seamstress.

On March 4, 1961, she was married to Alvie O. Crabtree in Bernie. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2003.

Surviving are her son, Keith Crabtree of Florissant; three daughters, Doris Noble of Fremont, Charlotte Newman of Ellsinore, and Diane Hamilton of Williamtown; one sister, Pansy McGowan of Dexter; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Mable McGowan, Louise Barnes and Joyce Massengill; one brother, Bill Nunn; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with the Rev. Gene Riddle of Poplar Bluff officiating.

Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.