Lucille Crews

Thursday, November 4, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mary Lucille Crews, 89, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico, Mo.

She was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of Wiley Price and Iva Templeton Thomas. She and George Raymond Crews were married Sept. 28, 1933. He died March 28, 1999.

Crews had been a teacher's aide and co-owner of Crews-Welsh Funeral Home. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, George Crews of Memphis, Tenn., Gene Crews of Perth, Western Australia; two daughters, Mona Foster of Puxico, Mary Kane of Sarasota, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Harold Norton will officiate. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. at Piggott City Cemetery.