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Mary Susan Crider, age 84, of Carl Junction, Mo., passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.
Mary was born on May 8, 1933, at home, the daughter of the late John and Eula M. (Slankard) Rice.
She married Herman Leon Sill and together they had four children. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1971.
She then married B.J. "Billy Joe" Crider on June 19, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev., and they enjoyed 39 wonderful years of marriage.
Mary was a perfect homemaker, devoting her life to caring for her family. She was a member of College Heights Christian Church. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed quilting, rocking babies and phoning her friends. She also enjoyed taking trips on the train and to Branson.
Mary is survived by her husband, B.J. "Billy Joe" Crider, Carl Junction; two sons, Fred Sill and wife, Becky, Carl Junction, and Jimmy Sill, St. Charles, Mo.; two daughters, Mary E. "Betsy" Churchwell and husband, Greg, Carl Junction, and Carol Jeanne Jones, Joplin, Mo.; one step-daughter, Karen Cox, Seneca, Mo.; one brother, James Rice, Hermitage, Mo.; one sister, Martha Sharp, Neosho, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Central City Christian Church. Randy Gariss, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Fred Sill, Jimmy Sill, Barrett Sill, Colter Jones, Matthew Fons, Greg Churchwell, Gabe Wouk, and Tony Branscum. The visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be given to God's Resort, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on March 6, 2018
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