Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 4:02 pm
Pru Crews, 73, of Carbondale, Ill., died at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 25, 2012, at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Kapuska-sing, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Walter and Ethel (Osburn) Menzies.
She married Wendell Crews on Aug. 28, 1964. He preceded her in death, Sept. 16, 2010.
She graduated from Alabama college and re-ceived her master’s degree from Tulane University. She was an active member of the Friends of Carbon-dale Library. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Carbondale, where she served as president of the United Methodist Women. She was on the administrative board and had served on the council on ministries. She was formerly employed as the secretary of First Baptist Church in Carbondale and prior to that as secretary at Lakeland Baptist Church in Carbondale.
She is survived by her daughter, Kim Malone of Martin; her son, Steven (Lisa) Crews of Union City; her grandchildren, Dustin Malone, Leah Crews and Shelby Crews; two brothers, Robert Menzies of San Antonio and Nicholas Menzies of Sylacauga, Ala.; two sisters, Stephanie Menzies and Deborah Rog-ers of Sylacauga; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Services were to be held at 11 this morning at Grace United Methodist Church in Carbondale, with the Rev. Bob Sabo and the Rev. Dr. Stephen Combs officiating. Interment was to follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.
Crain Pleasant Grove Murdale Funeral Home in Murphysboro, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorials be made to Hospice of Southern Illi-nois and/or Grace United Methodist Church. These will be accepted at the funeral home at 31 Memorial Drive, Murphysboro, IL 62966.
To leave online condolences, visit the funeral home website www.crainsonline.com.
Published in The Messenger 10.29.12