Dortha Isabelle Crase was born the daughter of Clarence Lassiter and Bertha Lee Whiteside Lassiter on July 12, 1931, in Fulton County, Arkansas, and departed this life February 4, 2018, in Pueblo, Colorado, at the age of 86 years.
She was united in marriage in Fulton County, Arkansas to Finice Crase.
She is survived by her husband, Finice Crase of Moberly, Missouri; seven children, Larry Crase and wife, Beverly of Kansas City, Missouri, Diana Kummer and husband, Richard of Pueblo, Colorado, Linda Killey of Jacksonville, Florida, Cindy Stevens and husband, Jim of Ada, Oklahoma, Gary Crase and wife, Susan of Grapevine, Texas, Michael “Randy” Crase and wife, Joanne of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Beverly Fuemmeler and husband, Wes of Salisbury, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister, Helen Russell and husband, Jim of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; other relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bertha Lassiter; one daughter, Debra Ann Crase; and one sister, Ruby Ferguson.
Dortha was a devoted homemaker and truly made her house a home for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and was an excellent cook. Most of all, she loved her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was a Christian lady and a member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church.
She will truly be missed by her family, church family, and many friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 10th, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, with Brother Richard Robinson officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00.
Interment will be in the Thayer Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.
In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made in her memory, to the Thayer Free Will Baptist “Golden Oldies” and may be left at the funeral home.