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Services for Priscilla Ann Myers, 72, of Bridge Creek and formerly of Byng, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Bethel Baptist Church. The Rev. Joe Dixon and Chaplain Kathy Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at New Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Myers died Monday, July 17, 2017, at her home in Bridge Creek. She was born May 28, 1945, in Ada to Charles "Ed" Sr. and Eva Thompson Crabtree. She graduated from Allen High School.
She married Harold Duane Myers Aug. 19, 1970. He preceded her in death April 4, 2001. Mrs. Myers was a retired clerk typist for the Department of Human Services. She loved animals, loved to travel and was an active member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Priscilla was an extraordinary woman who faced many health challenges in her life with the utmost grace and dignity. Her strength and courage were an example for all. Her loving husband, Duane, stood by her side through many hospitalizations over the years and many, many appointments.
Even through the many challenges she faced, she chose to live life to its fullest, which included flying to Notre Dame with her mother, her son Edward and his bandmates, the 1999 Pride of Oklahoma marching band. She and her mother also attended many OU football games in Norman and followed the Pride to several bowl games.
She loved attending her church, New Bethel Baptist, in Byng, where she loved working with the children in the nursery.
Survivors include one son, Edward Crabtree and his wife, Cindy, of Bridge Creek; one stepson, David Myers and his wife, Janet, of Edmond; one stepdaughter, Julie Pederson and her husband, Curt, of Roseburg, Oregon; her mother, Eva Crabtree of Allen; two brothers, Mike Crabtree and his wife, Pam, of Yukon and Charles Crabtree Jr. of Jacksonville, Arkansas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and her faithful and loving dog, Paco.
Bearers will be Christopher Bashant, Justin Bashant, Kevin Crabtree, Tommy Cooper, Braden Cooper and David Painter. Honorary bearers will be Mary Keith, Donna Willoughby, Casey Pickelsimer, Chase Bashant and David Myers.
Published on July 19, 2017
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