The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 20, 2013

Crystal I. Springer

NEOSHO, Mo. — Crystal I. Springer, Neosho, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2013, at Medicalodge in Neosho, following a lengthy illness.

Crystal was born June 24, 1926, in Stella, Mo., the daughter of Cloyd and Mildred P. (Birkes) Baker. She was a lifelong area resident; a homemaker and had done volunteer work at the CP Center and at Granby House. She was a member of the Diamond First Baptist Church.

Crystal and Roy Springer were married on Jan. 4, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1998.

She is survived by a son, Ron Springer and wife, Sandy, Neosho; a grandson, Ryan Springer and wife, Heather, Joplin; a sister-in-law, Louise Baker, Independence, Mo.; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a great-grandson, Andrew Springer; and brother, Winifred "Bub" Baker.

Graveside services will be Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Diamond Cemetery. Ron Crow, Minister, will officiate. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Crystal may be made to the Diamond First Baptist Church Building Fund in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.

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