Joseph Ervin Crider

Joseph Ervin Crider

August 8, 1937 – December 4, 2014

Joseph Ervin Crider, 77, of Alton, MO died Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO with his wife by his side. His last words were, "God loves me." He was born August 8, 1937 in Kent, Iowa to Joseph Carroll and Marjorie Elaine Morrow Crider.

Mr. Crider was married to Ruth Lee McDowell on June 28, 1957 at Esther, MO. He served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1960, and was stationed in Korea in the Seventh Division from 1958 to 1959, attaining the rank of Sp4 before being honorably discharged in 1960. He and Ruth owned and operated Crider Studio from 1963 to 1971. He attended Covenant Foundation College in Greenfield, IN from 1971–1974, and upon graduation, returned to West Plains, MO, where he worked at Aid True Value Hardware from 1974 until they closed. He then began Crider Bookkeeping, which he continued when he and his wife moved to Alton, MO in 1995, where he also started printing the Alton Advertiser, which he continued until his death. His son, Joseph "Allen", will continue the business.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Alton, MO, his three children, Allen Crider, of Alton, MO, Cheryl Foster and husband, John, of Clinton, MO, Michael Crider and wife Orilla, of West Plains, MO, his sister Carolyn Kelley and husband, John, of West Plains, MO, and brother Tom Crider and wife, Fern, of Rio Rancho, NM, four grandchildren, James Crider, of Poplar Bluff, MO, Cody Foster, of Clinton, MO, Abigail Crider, of West Plains, MO, and Milton Crider, of West Plains, MO.

The funeral was held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Clary Funeral Home, with burial at Oak Lawn Cemetery in West Plains, MO. Rev. Charles Trantham of Alton Freewill Baptist Church officiated. Pallbearers were Mike Crawford, Ron Campbell, John Kelley, Kent Kelley, James Crider, John Foster, and Cody Foster.

For genealogy data on family and connections:
Crider McDowell Family History

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William Joseph Crider
William Joseph Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Catherine Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Joseph Caldwell Crider
Mexican War Veterans
Mexican War Veterans including Joseph Caldwell Crider
Eliza Redner Crider
Eliza Redner Crider
Merry Christmas Crider
Merry Christmas Crider
Pencil sketch of Merry Christmas Crider
Pencil sketch of Merry Christmas Crider
William Smith McKay
William Smith McKay
Margaret May McKay
Margaret May McKay
William Joseph McKay Family
William Joseph McKay Family
Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Joseph Caldwell and Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Joseph Caldwell and Theresa Ann Moore Crider
Mexican War Veterans
Joseph Caldwell Crider Family
Joseph Frederick Crider
Joseph Frederick Crider
Joseph Frederick and Isabelle McCann Mills McCleary Crider
Joseph Frederick and Isabelle McCann Mills McCleary Crider
4 Generations of Joseph Criders
4 Generations of Joseph Criders
Martin VanBuren and Naomi Melissa Hitchcock McCleary
Martin VanBuren and Naomi Melissa Hitchcock McCleary
Joseph Carroll and Marjory Elaine Morrow Crider
Joseph Carroll and Marjorie Elaine Morrow Crider
Joseph Carroll and Marjory Elaine Morrow Crider
Joseph Carroll and Marjorie Elaine Morrow Crider
Joseph Carroll Crider Family
Joseph Carroll Crider Family
Ervin Edward Morrow
Ervin Edward Morrow
Ervin Edward Morrow
Ervin Edward Morrow
Ervin Edward Morrow
Ervin Edward Morrow
Morrow Family
Morrow Family
Harold Robert Strong, child, Samira Foster Runyan Strong, Ethel Mae Strong
Harold Robert Strong, child, Samira Foster Runyan Strong, Ethel Mae Strong
Ethel Mae Strong, Samira Foster Runyan, & Iva Ann Strong
Ethel Mae Strong, Samira Foster Runyan, & Iva Ann Strong
Strongs: Harold Robert, Cynthia E., Ethel Mae, Iva Ann, & Samira Foster Runyan
Strongs: Harold Robert, Cynthia E., Ethel Mae, Iva Ann, & Samira Foster Runyan
James C. McDowell Children and Spouses
James C. McDowell Children and Spouses
Adolphus Linn McDowell Family
Adolphus Linn McDowell Family
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell
50th Wedding Anniversary of Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell
50th Wedding Anniversary of Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Family Members
Adolphus Linn and Elizabeth Lucinda Sides McDowell and Grandchildren
Adolphus Linn McDowell Family in St. Louis
Adolphus Linn McDowell Family in St. Louis
William Franklin Sides Family
William Franklin Sides Family
Rollie W. McDowell and Glen Allen McDowell
Rollie W. McDowell and Glen Allen McDowell
Glen Allen McDowell Family
Glen Allen McDowell Family
Glen Allen amd Ruby Ethel Holmes McDowell
Glen Allen and Ruby Ethel Holmes McDowell
Ruby Ethel Holmes McDowell
Ruby Ethel Holmes McDowell
John William and Margaret Matilda Sigman Holmes
John William and Margaret Matilda Sigman Holmes