Edith Laura Crockett Patton, 94, El Dorado died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013.
Celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the El Dorado First Christian Church.
Edith was the daughter of Charles R. and Grace Crockett. She grew up in the Oil Hill area and attended through 8th grade at Oil Hill School. Edith graduated from El Dorado High sSchool in May 1937. She married Luther Merle Patton on Oct. 22, 1937. They were blessed with three sons: Larry M, Charles R. and Dennis L.
Edith was employed at the El Dorado J. C. Penny Store, working from Oct. 1. 1959 to retirement on May 1, 1976. Edith was active in the First Christian Church of El Dorado, serving as deaconess; leader of the Christian Women’s Fellowship Ladies Circle, member of the Victory Sunday School Class and helped with youth activities. Edith and Merle were members of the Chelsea Swinging Squares and Cross Trails Square Dance and members of several camping clubs. Edith was a member of the Eastern Star and was a Cub Scout den mother for several years. Whatever her boys were involved in, she was right there supporting them and cheering them on, whether it was football, music festivals, wrestling, school activities and plays—Mom was always there.
Edith and husband Merle enjoyed camping in their travel trailer to all parts of the US. They enjoyed fishing, camping clubs, family get-togethers, picnics and holidays. God was first in their lives and family was second.
Survivors include: sons, Larry (Sandra) Patton and Charles (Shirley) Patton, all of El Dorado; sisters, Helen Rogers of Augusta and Norma (Wayne) Lisenbee of Torrance, Calif.; grandchildren, Daniel (Carol) Patton, Susan (Jim) Hoffmann, Jeff (Brenna) Patton, Wesley Patton, Nicole (Kelly) Haworth, Robin (Tom) Nikkel, Jennifer (Bill) Blair and Eddie (Willow) Dean; 40 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merle; son, Dennis; grandson, Tony Patton; brothers, Bob, Elmer and Richard Crockett; sisters, Irene and Mary Crockett.
A memorial has been established with the First Christian Church of El Dorado.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.