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Violet Minerva (Ricks)
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.
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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
Violet gained tremendous strength and comfort from Philippians 4:13
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
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