ORAN - Mary Tidwell Vandiver Crowe, 51, died at 5:05 a.m. Jan. 13, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, following an extended illness.
Born May 2, 1951, in Fayette County, Ala., daughter of the late Bersie Lee and Clara May Tucker Tidwell, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canalou and was a certified nurse aide before retiring.
Her husband, Ocie Vandiver, preceded her in death in 1985.
Survivors include: one daughter, Regina Ann Hooper of Sikeston; one son, Ernest Lynn Hooper of Sikeston; one stepson, Terry Vandiver of Dallas, Texas; three stepdaughters, Elizabeth Tidwell of Matthews, Pam Williams of Campbell and Kim Brand of Dallas; three brothers, James Tidwell of Matthews, Roy Tidwell of Oran and Gene Tidwell of Canalou; seven sisters, Ethel Evans and Bonnie Ditto of Oran, Marty Holt of Blodgett, Hassie Sweet and Donna Tidwell of Bertrand, Faye Krauss of East Prairie and Charmain Vanwyswik of Albert Lee, Minn.; two grandchildren, Abby Meese and Bryce Meese; and 10 stepgrandchildren, 15 nieces and nephews and 23 great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter and two stepgrandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Mike Johnson, pastor of the Full Gospel Church of East Prairie and the Rev. Billie Butler, pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Mike Manning, Robert Kersey, Chris Kreitzburg, James Ruedrich, Richard Ditto, Paul Krauss, Johnny Patrick and Gene Tidwell Jr.