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Monday, November 1, 2021

Obituary - Letha Lynn Crain

Funeral services for Letha Crain of Rich Hill, Missouri will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Burial in Salem Cemetery, Foster. Contributions to Salem Cemetery. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Letha Lynn (Littlefield) Crain, age 83 of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas surrounded by her family. She was born August 26, 1938 to Lawrence and Norma Littlefield at the family home outside of Foster, Missouri.

Letha, one of two children, grew up on her family's farm. She attended school in a one room schoolhouse outside of Foster and high school in Rich Hill. She was united in marriage to the "boy down the road," Ronald Darrell Crain, December 3, 1955 and to this union three daughters were born. She was proud to tell people she lived her entire life within a mile of where she was born. Letha was a life-long and active member of the Foster Christian Church. Letha was fully engaged in the farming operation she and Ronald built. She drove tractors and trucks, ran cattle and shared in the multitude of tasks required. She was an active member of her community and a caregiver to her neighbors and family. She, like her husband, was a steward of the land and proud of all they had built together.

Letha loved fishing at her ponds, taking drives in her black truck, fast loud boats, fun at their lake house and most dear to her heart was family. It was a life "well lived.”

Letha is survived by three daughters, D'Lesia Chambers and fiance' Steve Rippe of Ozark, Missouri, Debra Hall and husband Morris of Rich Hill, Missouri and Jacqueline Crain-Smith and husband Paul of Shawnee, Kansas; one sister, JoAnn LeNeve and brother-in-law Don LeNeve of Butler, Missouri; brother-in-law Stanley Robb of Rich Hill, Missouri; sister-in-law Becky Robb of Rich Hill, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jessica Skinner of Leawood, Kansas and Jennifer Roth of Stilwell, Kansas; great grandchildren Jameson, Savannah, Henry and Samuel; several nephews and nieces; and life-long friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ronald Crain.