Born 8-17-1927 -- Died 9-4-2002
Joyce Welliene Crass, 75, daughter of the late Leamon Brewer and Vercie Goins Brewer was born on Aug. 17, 1927, in Myrtle, Mo. and died Sept. 4, 2002, in Thayer, Mo. She was married on June 8, 1946, in Alton, Mo. to Charles Crass.She was a homemaker and was employed for several years by Puritan Fashions. She was later employed by Missouri Home Care, and spent 23 enjoyable years working and training other workers.Survivors include her husband, Charles of the home in Thayer, Mo.; two daughters, Rosella Simpson and husband, Larry, and Tilda Ann Toomey and husband, Rick all of Thayer; four grandchildren, Robert E. Simpson and wife, Melody and daughter, Teanna, Matt Simpson and wife, Rhonda and children, Shelby and Garrett, and Angela Toomey all of Thayer, and Brian Issac Toomey and wife, Heather of West Plains; one half-brother, Donald Lee Williams of Long Beach, Calif.; and one half-sister, Sharon Kay Higginbottom of House Springs, Mo.She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Leamon and Oma Brewer; her mother, Vercie Goins Brewer; and one half-brother, George Goins.Graveside services were Sept. 6, 2002 at the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer.Pallbearers were Robert Simpson, Larry Simpson, Brian Toomey, Matt Simpson, Rick Toomey, and Charlie Walters.