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Roberta E. Crider

Lawrence, KS, 1926 - 2014

A Memorial Mass for Roberta E. Crider, 87, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She died September 12, 2014 at her home. Roberta was born on October 31, 1926 in Raymond, Kansas the daughter of Marion and Katherine (Burns) DeMint.
She graduated from Adela Hale Business College in Hutchinson, Kan. Roberta was a Harvey girl at the Harvey House in Hutchinson during WWII. She worked for Private Industry for 10 years and Social Security Administration for 20 years. She later worked as the Secretary for the ROTC program at the University of Kansas. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Welcome Club, Red Hat Club and multiple Bridge Clubs. She enjoyed playing bridge and scrabble. She married Jere Crider on December 31, 1947. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2003.
Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Kay L. Crider (Bill), Lawrence, KS; two sons, Paul Crider, John M. Crider (Mayomi), all of Lawrence, KS; sister, Marguerite Riedy, Hope, KS; one brother, Bill DeMint, Albuquerque, New Mexico; nine grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Weiford (Brian), Sarah Blettner (Todd), Erin Leuschke (Patric), Brian Pipkin, Keith Pipkin, Yoshika Crider, Marika Crider, Alyssa Crider, Lauren Crider and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Dr. Susan Crider Pipkin, one brother, Tom DeMint and one sister, Virginia Price.
A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a visitation to follow until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association-Palliative Care and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to

Published September 16, 2014