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Zada Mae Crookshanks

July 4, 1922 September 9, 2019
Zada Mae Crookshanks
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Obituary for Zada Mae Crookshanks

Zada Mae Crookshanks, 97, of Sewell Mountain, Rainelle, took the hand of Jesus and went to her eternal home, Monday, September 9, 2019, following a long illness.

Born July 4, 1922, on Big Sewell Mountain, she was the daughter of the late Matt and Betty Ann Crookshanks Sanford.

Mae was a member of the Big Sewell Baptist Church, where she played the piano for many years. She worked at the old tent factory in Rainelle; the Hanover Shoe factory in Summersville; canned the fruits of her husband’s garden, often times for friends. She was a hardworking homemaker who enjoyed cleaning and mowing with a push mower. Mae was not only hardworking, she was so creative, playing mandolin and guitar, along with the piano; and writing poetry.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 70 years, William Steward Crookshanks , her son Don William Crookshanks; 2 grandchildren Carolyn Annette and Kevin Michael Crookshanks; and her 12 siblings.

Survivors include 1 son Mike Crookshanks (Deborah) of Lewisburg; 3 daughters Peggy Hudson of Hiawassee, Georgia, Shirley Hudson (Dave) of Mentor, Ohio, and Nancy Kaminski (Frank) Sewell Mountain; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 13, at Smathers Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Kermit Hunter officiating.

Burial will follow in the Sims Cemetery on Loops Road.

Friends may call one hour before the service from 1 – 2 p.m. at the funeral home.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Sep

1:00 PM 9/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 9/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc.

675 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc.
675 Main Street Rainelle 25962 WV
United States

Service

Friday

13

Sep

2:00 PM 9/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc.

675 Main Street
Rainelle, WV 25962

Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc.
675 Main Street Rainelle 25962 WV
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Sims Cemetery Final Resting Place

Loops Road
Rainelle, WV 25962

Loops Road Rainelle 25962 WV
United States
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