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Carol Jeanette Crider

December 17, 1945 — January 22, 2021

Carol Jeanette Crider, age 75 of Moorefield, WV, passed away Friday morning, January 22, 2021 at her residence. Born on December 17, 1945 in Winchester, VA she was a daughter of the late Jacob Guy Combs and Hazel Olive Miller Combs. She is preceded in death by one daughter Crystal Dawn Crider, 1 sister and 6 brothers. Carol was a 1963 graduate of Mathias High School and a member of the Salem Mennonite Church in Baker, WV where she taught Sunday School, Bible School and entertained the Ladies Group of the Church in her home for many years. She was a past delegate for Church Conferences on multiple occasions.

Carol was a homemaker who never held public office or job but was very passionate about helping others who were less fortunate. She provided care and assistance to many Missionary Families and was a great supporter of the Mennonite Central Committee Meat Canning Projects to help those in need. She also provided seed packets for the poor in the community to help them grow food. She provided a multitude of meals for the poor and supported projects that provided clean water for underprivileged families. She was a member of the Southern States Ladies Group and was a member of the Title One Program for schools as she felt education was very important.

Carol was an avid gardener who loved home grown vegetables, especially her tomatoes. She loved her flower garden and plated a variety of flowers around her home in the spring and she always received many compliments about how beautiful her flower garden grew. Carol enjoyed traveling and was able to see almost all of the 48 contiguous states during her life, she enjoyed seeing new sights and meeting new people.

Carol battled Parkinson’s Disease for over 30 years and as part of this she also participated in studies at the National Institute of Health to help doctors and nurses understand this disease and to possibly help others who are afflicted with Parkinson’s.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years Rodney Allen Crider whom she married on May 3, 1964; a daughter, Karen Crider of Cooper City, FL; a son, Matthew Crider of Moorefield, WV; a brother, George Hibbard (wife Viola) of Damascus, MD; a sister, Ramona Wolford (husband Dolan) of Baker, WV; a sister-in-law, Francis Combs of Delaplane, VA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted  2:00 PM Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Salem Mennonite Church, Parker Hollow Road, Baker, WV with Pastor Craig Good & Overseer Steve Estep officiants. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM Monday until time of services.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, wearing of masks and social distancing will be required at the church  at all times.

Carol had a positive outlook on life and you could always find her laughing or singing. This is how you would find her in the store, laughing or singing. Under the care of Hospice for the last 19 months, Carol was an amazing wife and mother. She laughed a lot, lived a lot, shared a lot and on occasion, cried.

Memorials may be directed to the Grant Memorial Hospice, Hospice Promise Foundation, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite 2, Petersburg, WV 26847 or the Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery, P.O. Box 42, Baker, WV 26801.

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Monday, January 25, 2021

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