Born 2-14-1909 -- Died 1-29-2004
Verna Edith Crews, 94, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 14, 1909, in Alton and died Jan. 29, 2004, at Brooke Haven Health-care Center in West Plains, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Russell Crews of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren -- Tim Jensen, Robin Harrison, Sharon Atnip, Samuel Lawson, Andrew Crews, and Joseph Crews; three sisters -- Louise Miller, Lorene Parton and Dorothy Boze all of Alton; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents -- Lemuel Simpson and Meeky Hooper-Simpson; her husband, Lawrence Crews; a daughter, Shirlie Lawson; a son, Howard Crews; and a grandson, Brad Jensen.
The funeral was Feb. 1 in the Clary Chapel with David Case officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton.