Jefferson City News-Tribune, April 5, 2001,
Evelyn Jewell Criswell, 84, New Bloomfield, died April 3, 2001, at Hospice Friendship House, Jefferson City.
She was born Feb. 22, 1917, in McBaine, a daughter of Everett and Evelyn Shelnutt Ballenger. She was married in 1939, in Keytesville, to Russell Paulide Criswell, who survives at the home.
A homemaker, she was a graduate of Hickman High School. She worked for the Missouri Division of Employment Security for 25 years before her retirement.
She was a member of the New Bloomfield United Methodist Church where she was a charter member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the XYZ Club, the Filmore Extension Club, the Fulton Garden Club, the New Bloomfield Lions Club and the Callaway County Extension Council.
Other survivors include: three daughters, Louise Trammell and Evelyn Thomas, both of New Bloomfield, and Linda Ferguson, Jefferson City; one son, Tom Criswell, Grain Valley; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton. The Rev. Brad Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Hospice Friendship House, 601 East High Street, Jefferson City, or New Bloomfield United Methodist Church.