Roberta E. Crider

A Memorial Mass for Roberta E. Crider, 87, Lawrence will be held 10:00 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, KS. 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 6:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with a visitation to follow until 8:00 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.


5 Condolences

  1. Angie Davidson on September 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    It has been my pleasure to know Roberta through Welcome Club activities since I moved to Lawrence in 2005. She will be missed!

  2. Bonnie Haney on September 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Enjoyed knowing Roberta over the bridge table for many years & her trying to teach me how to play Poker. Great memories.

  3. Sandy Nease on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I played bridge with Roberta a lot of years. She was always pleasant and fun to be around. She didn’t laugh too often, but when she did, you knew it was a sincere laugh. She will be missed!!

  4. Julie Sherrill Drach on September 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I had the privilege of working with Roberta for several years at the Social Security office in Hutchinson. Her knowledge of the Social Security regulations was amazing. I learned a lot from her. She was a very kind and caring woman. I am saddened to learn of her death. My condolences to her family who I know she loved dearly.

  5. Diana Owen on November 1, 2014 at 4:53 am

    I was so sorry to hear about my friend Roberta. We worked together for several years and I was glad to know her and be able to see her recently. I am so sorry for your loss. What nice friends she and Jere were to my late husband and I over the yesrs. She was a wonderful friend. I will miss her.

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