Melba L. Crews

November 28, 1925January 1, 2021

Melba Lee Crews, age 95, passed away peacefully January 1, 2021. She was born November 28, 1925 in Mexico, Missouri to the late Frank and Clara Mae Arnall. She married her high-school sweetheart Vernelle Roland Crews December 30, 1945 who preceeded her in death in June of 1998.

Loving Mother of Juanita Evelyn (Bob) Springate, Elizabeth Jean (Brad) Bean, the late Janice Elaine Crews, and James Lee (Karen) Crews. Sister of the late Frank Edward Arnall. Also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

As a thirteen year old, Melba has written that she began to realize she needed a Savior. So with the help of wonderful Sunday school teachers she gave her life to Jesus as her Savior and Lord. She has walked with Him since that day. Her husband became a Pastor and they served together for many years.

Please join us in celebrating her life at a visitation on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM with the funeral on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Both are at First Baptist Church Arnold, 2012 Missouri State Road, Arnold, Mo 63010

Friends desiring to give a donation in her memory please give to Focus on Missions. It is an organization she loved. 4413 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Mo 63010


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, January 8, 2021


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Sue Dean

January 4, 2021

We will miss seeing her in church. She was faithful and so full of joy! Prayers and love to her family.