Claudine Lee (Dickey) Crockett, born July 20, 1922 to Chauncey and Bessie (Walker) Dickey, departed this life and stepped into her heavenly home on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the age of 90. Because her mother died shortly after Claudine's birth, she was raised by Mr. & Mrs. Wade Reynolds, residing in the Bushnell Community.
On February 28, 1942, at Mt. Vernon, Missouri, Claudine married Claude Crockett and was a devoted homemaker and mother. They lived in the Oakton community, farming and, from 1958 through 1964, owned and operated the Oakton General Store. Claude and Claudine moved to Lamar in 1964 before Claude's passing in 1965. She worked for a short time at the Blue Top Cafe and Big Smith for a number of years. She moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas to care for her father and worked as a machine operator at Lake Catherine Shoe Factory for 12 years. After moving back to Lamar in 1984, Claudine was an active volunteer, helping whenever and wherever she saw a need and was recognized as Lamar B & PW Club Woman of the Year in 1989. On January 28, 1985, Claudine married Barney Crockett and he preceded her in death in 1986. Claudine was a faithful member of Oakton United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her six children and their spouses, Leon & Arleta Crockett, Ft. Worth, Texas, Jerry & Karen Crockett, Merle & Mona Crockett, Sandy & Bill Talbott, Randy & Kristina Crockett and Norma Crockett all of Lamar; a sister, Edth Sitton, Lamar; 18 grandchildren, Diane Levesque, Christopher Crockett, Stacy Webb, Mike Crockett, Amy Engelage, Anne Crockett, Billy Ray Talbott, Cassie Crowl, Shane Talbott, Rachel Nance, Seth Talbott, Aaron Talbott, Tarah Stump, John Crockett, Lisa Crockett, Katie Bull, Rustan Crockett, Kelly Crockett; 34 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a large extended family.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 8th at Daniel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.
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