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Gladys Crowder

September 26, 1924 — June 5, 2022


Gladys Mae Crowder

September 26, 1924 - June 5, 2022

Gladys, age 97, went to our Lord and Savior peacefully on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 at her home in Grove, Oklahoma.  Gladys was born September 26, 1924 at her home near Seneca, Missouri to her mother , Eliza Leader Kellogg and father, Elmer Kellogg.  She married Boyd Crowder on April 27th, 1946 in Columbus, Kansas.

One of Gladys’s favorite pastimes included always tending to her chickens.  She also loved her church, The First Christian Church of Grove, OK where she maintained a perfect attendance at Sunday School for close to 40 years.  Gladys enjoyed making rag rugs, one of which is on display at Har Ber Village.  Her favorite hobby was always fishing.  She could usually be found on her farm sitting in a lawn chair around one of the ponds with several lines cast out.  There was always competition though. She was always accompanied by grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great great grandchildren who raced around getting to reel in the first bite.

Gladys was greeted in heaven by her Father, Mother, 11 other brothers and sisters, her husband Boyd Crowder, who passed away unexpectedly in 1990 after 44 years of marriage.  She was also greeted by her son, Roy Crowder and grandchildren Jared and Russell Crowder.

Gladys Mae Crowder is survived by her sister, June Roberts.  She also leaves a legacy of 4 generations beginning with her son Kenneth Crowder. Grandchildren: Darin Crowder, Stoney Crowder, Lance Crowder, Cindy Clifford and her husband Sean Clifford, and Dustin Crowder and his wife Melaine Crowder, 14 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and a countless number of nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Worley-Luginbuel Chapel on Wednesday June 8, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral Service will be at First Christian Church in Grove, Oklahoma on Thursday at 2:00 pm. Services are under the care of Worley-Ellis.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Worley Luginbuel - Grove


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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Christian Church of Grove

102 W 4th St, Grove, OK 74344

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