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Martha Crippen

June 12, 1934 - January 31, 2019

Burial Date: February 4, 2019

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

Cemetery Polley Cemetary

  • Services: Monday, February 4, 2019, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs
    • Visitation: 1-2p
    • Funeral: 2p
  • Burial: Polley Cemetery

Martha Nell Crippen, 84, of Excelsior Springs, passed away, Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Services will be Monday, February 4, 2019, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs, with the Visitation from 1-2p, followed by the Funeral Service at 2p. Burial will be in the cemetery behind the funeral home following the service.

Martha was born June 12, 1934, in Kearney, Missouri to the late Joe and the late Nellie (Danner) Thompson. She married William S “Bill” Crippen on July 31, 1951, in Kearney, Missouri. They raised 8 children together, Mary, Joseph “Roy”, Theresa, Nancy, Billie Faye, Judy, Connie, and Gary, in their 52 years of marriage before Bill’s death in 2003.

Martha loved her family and enjoyed traveling. She loved going anywhere in a car. One of her favorite trips was a cruise she took to Cozumel, Mexico with her daughter.

In addition to her parents and husband, Martha was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, her daughter, Mary, and her son, Roy.

She is survived by five daughters: Theresa (Rick) Sutton, Nancy Nell Crippen, Billie Faye (Lu) Nakoneczny, Judy Davenport, and Connie (Randy) Chapman; one son: Gary (Amy) Crippen; one daughter-in-law: Donna Crippen; one son-in-law: Jeff White; one sister: Liz Ashby; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

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