Dorothy Sue Crabtree

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dorothy Sue Crabtree, 77, of Branson West, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, in her home.

She was born July 13, 1936, in Star City, Ark., the daughter of James Henry and Zuma (Beeson) Nix. On Dec. 28, 1954, in Star City, Ark., she was united in marriage to Clay Dewain Crabtree, who preceded her in death on March 7, 2003. Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors include: one son, Clay Dewain Crabtree, Jr., of Branson West; one daughter, Katherine Ashcraft and her husband, Bill, of Harlingen, Texas; one brother, James E. Nix and his wife, Marge, of Manchester, Mass.; one sister, Martha Jones and her husband, Bill, of Shell Knob; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

She grew up in Star City, Ark. For 16 years, she worked for the Department of Defense, Pine Bluff Arsenal, retiring in 1999 from Pine Bluff Department of Army. In 2005, she moved to Shell Knob. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob.

Services were held Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Father John Braun conducted the services. Burial was at Leek Cemetery, Star City, Ark.

Contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her memory.