Lida Eleanor “Ellie” Crosswell, 74, of Midland, Ark., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Spiro. She was born March 18, 1938, in Aliquippa, Pa., to Lewis and Lida (Covert) Maratta. She retired from Burton Pools and Spas and was a member of Harvest Time Tabernacle, Fort Smith, Ark.
Ellie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lois Kamenski.
Ellie is survived by husband, Charles Ray Crosswell of the home; son, Greg Baker and wife, Jamie of Branson, Mo.; three daughters, Brenda Bunch and husband, Mike of Spiro, Bonnie Baker and Mark of Princeton, Texas, and Rhunetta Porter and husband Preston of Bokoshe; two brothers, Wayne Maratta and wife Carol of Pennsylvania. and Ray Maratta of Pennsylvania; 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, friends and loved ones.
Pallbearers will be Ellie’s grandsons.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Old Bokoshe Cemetery with Pastor Kemp C. Holden Jr. officiating. The family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Grace Manor Funeral Home, Spiro.