Earlenne Crawford Stout

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Earlenne Crawford Stout, 99, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada, Mo. She was born Feb. 3, 1907, in Nevada, Mo., to Rush Wagner Crawford and Ada Beatrice Holland Crawford.

Mrs. Stout was born and reared in Nevada. She graduated from Nevada High School and attended Cottey College in Nevada. She also received her teacher's training in Bolivar and Springfield, Mo. She started her teaching career in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1939, and taught in the Des Moines public school system until her retirement in 1972. Mrs. Stout's interests included playing duplicate bridge and received her life master in duplicate bridge in the 1960's. She was a Good Will Ambassador during the Richard Nixon presidency and traveled extensively to foreign countries. She was an excellent teacher and some of her students remembered her and stayed in touch with her after 45 years of being in her class.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue Wagoner, Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother Burl Crawford, Montgomery, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Holland Crawford, Wagner Crawford and Bill Bob Crawford; and three sisters, Lavesia Mueller, Adalee Northington, and Mary Fern Crawford.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Moore Cemetery in Nevada, with John Nichols officiating. Friends may call now and until 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.

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