Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Jessie Lee Crider, 86, 7691 state Route 117, Mendon, died at 8:39 a.m. June 15, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
She was born May 7, 1921, in Mendon, to Eber and Eva Hickernell Nelson. On April 13, 1940, she married Carl William Crider, who died Oct. 6, 1976.
Surviving are three sons, David (Judy), Mendon, Richard, Van Wert, and Robert (Deb), Delphos; three daughters, Carol (Willis) Watts, Marion, Linda Burden, Venedocia, and Peg (Rick) Hesse, Mendon; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Sally Lynn Crider Miller; an infant son; two infant daughters; two brothers, Dean and Don Nelson; four sisters, Winifred Nelson, Hollis Wurth, Rowena Beam and Helen Dorsey; a son-in-law, John Burden; and a great-grandson.
She was a homemaker and had worked at the former Huffy Bicycle Corp., Celina. A 1939 graduate of the former Mendon-Union High School, she was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church.
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Mendon, the Rev. Michael Berne officiating. Burial is at Wright Cemetery, Jennings Township, Van Wert County.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.