November 8, 2007

(10/22/1907 – 11/4/2007)

Adaline Mae Crowder, 100, of Memphis, MO, passed away November 4, 2007, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO.

She was born October 22, 1907, near Granger in Scotland County, MO, the daughter of George T. and Stella Belle Adams Power.

Adaline attended grade school at Granger, and was a 1926 graduate of Granger High School.

On May 4, 1930, she was united in marriage to Everett F. Crowder at the Baptist Parsonage in Luray, MO, by the Rev. William Cleeton. They shared a happy 54 years together. Everett passed away on December 3, 1984.

Adeline and Everett made their first home in Arbela, MO. In 1931 they moved to Memphis, and started the Crowder-McGee Produce. The Crowders and Mr. Glen McGee owned and operated the business for many years. Later the Crowders started their own poultry business on Lindell Blvd.

In 1920 Adaline accepted Christ as her Savior, and united with the Arbela Baptist Church. As the church did not have a baptistery, Adaline, along with her brother, Hubert, was baptized in the canal north of town.

In 1933 Adaline and Everett moved their membership to the First Baptist Church, Memphis, where they remained faithful and active members as long as their health permitted.

Adaline enjoyed being a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union, and the “Joy” Group (Just Over Youth). She was a Sunday School teacher for most of her adult years.

Reading, quilting, gardening, and tending her flowers were her favorite pastimes.

Adaline resided in her own home until December 3, 2004, when she had the misfortune of breaking her hip. Following hospitalization and rehabilitation, she entered the Scotland County Care Center on January 31, 2005.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Edith Watson; two brothers, Roscoe and Hubert; a niece, Mary Lou Allen; and a nephew, Frank Power.

Adeline is survived by two nieces, Donna Keltner of Gulf Shores, AL and Annette Miller of Macatawa, MI; other relatives and many friends.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family has suggested memorials to the First Baptist Church and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison, Memphis, MO 63555.

Funeral services were held on November 7, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, Memphis, MO, with Pastor Dan Hite officiating. Musicians were Pam Blaine, organist, and Lori and Joe Fulk, vocalists. Pallbearers were Gary Briggs, Joe Doubet, Bill Purvis, Wayne Mathes, George Eggers, and Scott Westhoff. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, MO. Arrangements were handled by Payne Funeral Chapel, Memphis, MO.

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