Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Carl N. Cribbs


November 21, 2001

Graveside services for Carl N. Cribbs, 77, Caney, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Havana Cemetery.

Mr. Cribbs died Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, Okla.

He was born April 8, 1924, in Liberty, the son of Harold H. and Freda M. (Van Cleve) Cribbs. He was raised in the Montgomery County area and graduated from Independence High School in 1942.

Mr. Cribbs was drafted into the U.S. Navy during World War II, where he served as Boiler Maker Second Class in Hawaii.

Mr. Cribbs then worked for Chevrolet dealerships in Independence, Nowata, Okla., and Lawrence for more than 20 years. He taught auto mechanics in the Lawrence school district from 1967 to 1969. He also worked at Hallmark Cards, Lawrence, from 1967 to 1986, when he retired.

He was a member of American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Independence. He was also a member of Lighthouse Community Church, Caney; Lone Cherry Southern Baptist, rural Havana, and Family of Faith Fellowship, formerly Community Baptist Church, Eudora. He was active in children's ministry.

He married Rose M. Loggan on Nov. 27, 1943, in Independence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Deena Jackson, Havana; a son, Joe, Eudora; three brothers, William, Mesa, Ariz., Jack and James, both of Del City, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Carolee Cribbs, died earlier.

Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Graves Memorial Chapel, Caney. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A reception will follow the services at Havana City Hall.

The family suggests memorials to Carl N. Cribbs Memorial Fund, sent in care of Graves Funeral Home, 107 N. State St., Caney 67333.

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