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Edna Fern Crider

July 12, 1923 — August 11, 2021

Edna Fern (Kellim) Crider, 98, of Delaplaine passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Flo
and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She was born in Delaplaine, AR on July
12, 1923 to William W. and Lola (Thomas) Kellim. Edna was married to Frank Crider, January
18, 1941. They were married for 42 years. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1983.

Edna lived most of her life in Delaplaine. She attended Delaplaine School and graduated in
1942. She was a member of the first Delaplaine softball and basketball teams in 1939. She
taught school for 40 years with most of her time spent with the Delaplaine School District. She
retired from teaching in 1986. She was a faithful member of Delaplaine Church of Christ and an
Eastern Star member.

Edna enjoyed working in her yard, quilting, and crocheting. She also canned vegetables and
was a very good cook. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing ball and any
other outside activity they chose.

Edna and Frank had one son, Julian O’Day Crider, born October 23, 1943. He preceded her in
death on January 23, 2009. In addition to her husband, son, and parents, Edna was preceded in
death by three brothers, Gale Kellim, Paul Kellim, and O’Neal Kellim.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Heath (Angie) Crider of Paragould, AR and Stefanee
(Jason) Hart of Brookland, AR; five great-grandchildren, Darian (Nate) Zastrow of Newton, WI,
Nate and Abigail Crider of Paragould, Bentley and Jaci Hart of Brookland; two great-greatgrandchildren,
Zeke and Drake Zastrow of Newton, WI. Edna is also survived by one daughterin-
law, Tonda Crider of Pocahontas, AR.

Visitation is Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:00 am with funeral service at 11:00 am at Heath
Funeral Home in Paragould, AR with Phil Eaker officiating. Burial will be at Greene County
Memorial Gardens. Honored to serve as pallbearers are Terry Gray, Bill Lovelady, Alvin
Skimahorn, Steve Graves, Johnny Carter, Jerry Mark Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Larry
Walker, Jerry Rothe, James Hinkle, Rupert White, Scott Manatt, Curt Montgomery.

Memorials may be to Children’s Home of Paragould, or Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in
Jonesboro, AR.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 14, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 14, 2021

11:00am - 12:00 pm

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Burial

Greene County Memorial Gardens

2901 Highway 135 N, Paragould, AR 72450

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