Myrtle Mae Crossland, 85, of Lindsay, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at her home. The daughter of Charlie and Annie (Hammonds) Newman, she was born November 21, 1928 in Uvalde, Texas. Myrtle worked for many years as a home health caregiver and was a member of Grace Chapel in Lexington. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, word search puzzles, watching western movies, and listening to gospel music. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Crossland; a son, Billy Charles Crossland; a brother, David Newman; and a son-in-law, Bennie Vinson.
Myrtle is survived by eight daughters, Claudia Speed and husband, Alloyd, of Texas, Georgia Mae Vinson of Lindsay, Wanda Martin and husband, Gary, of Norman, Bonnie Crossland of Texas, Carolyn Dover and husband, Tom, of Lindsay, Brenda Kromka and husband, Phil, of Texas, Sheila McCaslin of Lindsay, and Rebecca Shannon of Lindsay; 24 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Georgie Gravell of Texas, and Pauline Surginer and husband E.L., of Texas; one brother, Charles Newman, Jr. and wife, Maggie, of Texas; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard. Interment will follow in Greenhill Cemetery in Lindsay. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard. Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.eisenhourfh.com.
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