Born 4-27-1916 -- Died 10-13-2004
Mary Pauline Crigler, 88, died Oct. 13, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Born April 27, 1916, west of Alton on the Gum Homestead, she was the daughter of William L. Gum and Lola Steele Gum.
She married R.P. Crigler June 30, 1940. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997.
She was a member of Alton First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jane Taylor, and her husband, Carol, of Poplar Bluff, and Susan Crigler of Columbia, Mo.; a son, Andy Crigler, and his wife, Kathleen, of Alton; two grandsons -- Scott Crigler, and his wife, Bobbie, and Steven Crigler, all of Alton; a great-grandson, Sawyer Crigler of Alton; two stepsons -- John Taylor and Ron Taylor; four stepgrandchildren -- Ben Taylor, Nicole Taylor, Chelsea Taylor and Hannah Taylor; and a brother, Lewis Gum of Lakeland, Fla.
The funeral was Oct. 16 at Clary Chapel with Wayne Guffey officiating. The body was cremated and ashes were buried in Smith Cemetery in Alton.
Arrangements were under the direction of Clary Funeral Home of Alton.
Memorials may be made to Alton First Baptist Church or the Alton Public Library.