Dorothy Crader

Granite City | Friday, September 24 2021 |

Dorothy Patricia “Pat” Crader, 79, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City on Friday, September 24, 2021.

She was born June 24, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of the late Elvis Oliver and Eileen (Acord) Flowers. She married Leman Gary Crader on January 31, 1959, in East St. Louis and he passed away on July 20, 2013. She attended City Temple Assembly of God Church in Granite City and enjoyed dinners and visiting with her family and friends.

She is survived by a son, Steve Crader of Edwardsville; five grandchildren and spouses, Ria and Aaron High, Sheena Crader, Steven Crader, Joshua, and Brooke McDowell and Audrey Crader; five great-grandchildren, Vyctoria Crader, Brennan Cochran, Ellie High, Barrett McDowell, and Nolan McDowell; a great-great-granddaughter, Nevaeh; three sisters, Carol Jean Britt of Granite City, Linda Mae Lea of Lyerly, Georgia and Virginia “Ginger” Staples of Granite City; a brother and sister-in-law, Elvis and Ellen Flowers of Granite City; aunt, Violet Rose Flowers of Ballwin, Missouri; many nieces; nephews; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband of 54 years and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Wayne Crader.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, Illinois on Friday, October 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.

Obit Provided By:
Irwin Chapel Funeral Home

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