Monday, June 4, 2012

Elizabeth Kathleen (Scott) Oursbourn-Crismon 1918-2010

At the age of 92 years, 4 months and 19 days, Lizzie left Christian Health Care-South and went to Heaven at 4:45 A.M. on Sunday, June 6, 2010 and the angels were singing praises as another child of God came home.

Elizabeth Kathleen (Scott) Oursbourn-Crismon was born on January 7, 1918, in Pulaski County to the late Charlie Worth and Tilda Evelyn (Harmon) Scott.

On June 10, 1935 Lizzie was united to William R. “Bill” Oursbourn and to this union were blessed with three children, Lynn, Evelyn and Dena. Bill preceded her in death on April 5, 1988 after fifty-three wonderful years together.

On September 10, 1990, she was united in marriage with Clarence Crismon, and they shared several years together until his death on June 18, 2001.

Elizabeth made a profession of faith at an early age; she was baptized and became a member of the Beulah Baptist Church where she attended as long as her health permitted. Lizzie was a woman of great faith with a love for her Lord that was immeasurable and fond great comfort in reading her Bible.

Lizzie was a hard working woman her entire life. When she made up her mind to do something she followed through until the task was completed. She not only worked at home, but also worked at the Richland Shoe Factory and the Richland Nursing Home where she retired.

Lizzie’s hobbies included making quilts, music and reading. She also loved the outdoors, picking berries, making a garden and later canning and putting up what she had grown. However, her most cherished times were spent visiting with her family and friends whom she cherished.

She is survived by her two daughters by her two daughters: Evelyn Starnes of Stoutland, MO and Dena (Frank) Kettinger of Richland, MO; one sister: Joyce (Ernest) Brown of Richland, MO; one daughter-in- law: Sybil Oursbourn-Boone of Strafford, MO; two sisters-in-laws: Maxene Scott of Lebanon, MO and Ruth Scott of Richland, MO; one brother in law: Bob Oursbourn of Richland, MO; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Lizzie is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one son, Lynn Oursbourn, three sisters: Maggie Gideon, Florence Smith, Cinda Hammock and three brothers: Robert Scott, Charles Scott and Buddy Scott.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Beulah Baptist Church of Richland with Pastor Clifton Hodges officiating. Lizzie's granddaughter Missy Miller and her husband Chris along with their son Joseph and great-grandson Stevie Mino sang "Amazing Grace" and "The Prettiest Flowers Will Be Blooming". The congregation joined them in singing "I'll Fly Away". Lizzie's favorite poem entitled Sunrise was read by her grandson Joe Oursbourn. Serving as escorts were Barry Oursbourn, Lonnie Rodden, Dale Oursbourn, Norman Smith, Tom Lynch and Billy Williams.

Burial followed in the Oaklawn Cemetery of Richland. Services were under the direction of Richland Memorial Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Elizabeth Crismon.

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