Martha Crowell

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

COBDEN, Ill. -- Martha J. Crowell, 63, of Cobden died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in Carbondale, Ill.

She was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Cobden, daughter of Clyde E. and Geneva Wright Smith. She and Thomas E. Crowell were married March 6, 1971, in Jonesboro, Ill.

Survivors include her husband; her mother of Cobden; two brothers, Jim Smith of Carterville, Ill., Duane Smith of Jonesboro; and two sisters, Susan Forby and Deanna Smith of Cobden.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden, and again on Wednesday until time of service.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Mixen officiating. Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery.