Edith M. Criswell, age 89, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 at her home in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on October 28, 1926 in Sheridan County, Kansas, the daughter of John Thomas and Delma Emma Fortin McCoy. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1973 moving from Medicine Lodge, Kansas, she was a Elementary School Teacher in Kansas and Texas, Surgical Assistant, Legal Secretary, Medical Clinic receptionist and caregiver.
She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, Kansas. Edith was also a member of the St. Joseph Alter Society and was active at the polls during every election, a homemaker and loving Mother and Grandmother.
On May 19, 1949 she married Darrel Leroy Criswell in Hoxie, Kansas. He passed away on January 18, 1997in Scott City, Kansas.
Survivors include her Four Daughters - Diane & Doug Simpson of San Antonio, Texas, Carolyn & Tom West of Scott City, Kansas, Cheryl Turley of Park City, Kansas, Mary Comba of Scott City, Kansas, One Brother - Tom & Melba McCoy of Bel Fourche, South Dakota, One Sister - Mary Ann Jones of Wichita, Kansas, Eleven Grandchildren and Twenty Five Great Grandchildren(26 by 2017).
She was preceded in death by her Parents,Husband and One Sister - Jeannie Spresser.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Leoville, Kansas with Rev. Robert Nuckolls presiding.
Memorials may be given to the Edith Criswell Memorial Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.
Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Leoville, Kansas
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. Until 11:00 a.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.