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Violet Minerva (Ricks) Crosswhite
Aug 7, 1933 - Dec 21, 2015
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Violet Minerva (Ricks) Crosswhite, age 82 of Piedmont passed away on Dec. 21, 2015 and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in Heaven.

Visitation will be at the Sanders Funeral Home in Kingfisher Sat., Dec. 26th from 9am until 5pm, and Sun., Dec 27th from 1pm until 5pm.
Services are at 2 pm, Mon. December 28th at the First Christian Church of Hennessey.

She was born Aug. 7, 1933 in Hennessey, Oklahoma to Theodore A. and Bertha O. (Haymaker) Ricks. Violet was a devout Christian and loving mother. Her family was her greatest joy in life. She instilled her children with the love of the Lord and respect for others.

Violet graduated from Hennessey High School where she played the oboe in the band. She married Clyde E. Crosswhite on Sept. 5, 1951. Clyde and Violet made their homes in Florida, Illinois and Oklahoma. She made a comfortable, loving home for her family and friends. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidering and helping Clyde with the farms and was a great wheat hauler. Violet played piano for the congregation at Yukon Christian Church and traveled with the Yukon high School band as a band “mom.”
In 1983 she was recognized by the Oklahoman and Times as a Golden Thimble awardee for outstanding sewing ability and community service. Later in life she worked and had fun at Conrad-Marr drug in Yukon. She also enjoyed her animal friends, Gidget, Shane, Tiger, Yorkie and DeeDee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Eileen Grassmann and her grandchildren, Matthew and Justin Oney.

Violet is survived by her husband and best friend of 64 years, Clyde E. Crosswhite; son, Noel Crosswhite and his wife Lorna; daughters Brenda Collins and her husband Bobby, Glenda McDaniel and her husband Eldon, and Lisa Killingsworth. She is also survived by 12 loving grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
Violet gained tremendous strength and comfort from Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
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